In our latest Northgate News Team interview, Isla and Florence talk to Mr Digby, a Year 7 tutor and member of the Science Department. They came up with the questions to find out more about their tutor.
What made you want to be a Science teacher?
I love Science! I have always wanted to do something to do with Science, so I brought both Science and teaching together.’
What is it like being a form tutor?
I really enjoy having time outside of lessons (even though it’s only about 20 minutes) and I am very excited to be able to do this for the next few years!
What or who inspires you to be both a teacher and a science major?
Wow, that’s a good and tricky question! There is a famous scientist called Richard Feynman. He was one of the very few scientists who could explain really difficult subjects in the easiest way possible.
What is your favourite part of science to teach?
Well, I love all science but my favourite part to teach would be Space Physics as I just love space!
How many schools have you worked at?
I have only worked at two! I have enjoyed both my past school experiences and the ones I have and will continue to make here at Northgate!
What was your dream job when you were younger?
When I was growing up, this wasn’t really a job as such, but I really wanted to go to Antarctica. I did get to go and really enjoyed it!
What are some of your hobbies or what do you like to do in your free time?
Running is one of my favourite things to do. I really enjoy cycling but I haven’t done that in a while. I also love family time and think it’s an important thing to do.’’
How many other jobs have you had and can you name a few?
Well, I have had quite a few but the main jobs I worked at are more interesting in my opinion. Once I left university, I became a research scientist. I was also a field engineer working in the oil industry. Then, finally, I was a swim coach! And now I am a science teacher at Northgate!
A big thank you to Mr Digby for taking the time to answer Isla and Florence’s questions. It’s always interesting to find out about the staff at Northgate. We look forward to the next interview.