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Teaching Star of the Future Award - Finalist Christine Harrison


Congratulations Christine Harrison, one of our finalists in the Teaching Star of the Future Awards!

Christine is a​ Geography teacher at Lytchett Minster School in ​Poole who is driven to provide exciting and inspiring lessons to her students.
She works hard to make her lessons as interesting and varied as possible - which has included setting up the classroom as a sweatshop to give students an immersive experience of the poor conditions some workers face in other countries.

Christine loves taking students out on field trips including coastal and urban fieldwork excursions - not only to aid learning but to help build relationships and confidence. She says: "The trips have allowed for a great relationship to be built between myself and the classes I teach. Being out of the classroom allows students an element of independence and the trust built has been brought back into the classroom through greater respect. "

This year, Christine has also been a tutor independently for the first time and she has loved the experience: "Being able to offer my support in their first year has been great. In tutor time I have encouraged them through handing out the positive referral stickers which they receive from their classroom teachers, been down to the 3G pitch to watch them play inter-house football after school and with them created and led an assembly presented to the Wealden House. This has helped me become a well-rounded teacher supporting students pastorally as well as academically."

The Rock Star Awards celebrate the success of young people under the age of 26 in Dorset and Hampshire and Teachers Building Society are delighted to be supporting the Teaching Star of the Future Award. ​Christine is joined by Emma Kingswell and ​Penny Day as a finalist. Read more about the Rock Star Awards here.