Members of our Northgate News Team have decided to find out a bit more about staff at Northgate. Daniel, Year 8, met with Mr Cushion from the Geography Department, for a quick chat. Here’s what he had to say.

‘Earlier in the half term, I had the pleasure of interviewing Mr Cushion, Geography teacher at Northgate High School. Also, he is an excellent Head of House for Attenborough and an inspiring individual that leads the young minds involved in the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.

So, I asked him a few questions to find out what we don’t already know about Mr Cushion’

What do you enjoy most about leading the Attenborough house?

I enjoy working as a team to achieve goals and make this house the best it can be.

What is your favourite topic to teach in Geography and why?

In Geography it has to be climate change because I think the more people know about it the better. Also, it teaches kids what could happen if no-one acts about it.

The obvious question is are you cat or a dog person?

Cats because they are cuddly and adorable, but not saying dogs aren’t cute too.

What has been the most recent trip you have done with the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme?

The most recent trips have been expeditions to Lincolnshire and a trip to Burnham Market. It was a lot of fun to travel with the students.

Is there anywhere in the world you would like to visit?

Australia because of the bustling ecosystems and wildlife.

Finally, did you aspire to any other careers before going to teaching?

When I was a kid, I always dreamed of being a football coach because I love football and everything to do with it.

‘As you can see, Mr Cushion is one of the many talented individuals at Northgate High School and I look forward to talking to him again in the future.’

Many thanks to Daniel and to Mr Cushion for taking the time to complete the interview. If anyone is interested in House Competitions for Attenborough or getting involved in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, please see Mr Cushion for more information.