Tom Ambrose

Bee-lieve in your project to make an impact

How 'legacy projects' can have a positive impact on your students throughout their secondary career

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As a trainee teacher, you always aim to make a difference in your pupils’ lives. You hope to do things that will have a long-term impact. Even as a probationer, though, you realise that such opportunities are actually quite rare.

I’d always been a keen environmentalist and, as a probationer at Lornshill Academy in Alloa last year, thought I’d take in a talk from beehive adoption service Plan Bee. I knew that founder Warren Bader was a former film and music video producer-turned-beekeeper, and that there might be one or two interesting anecdotes in there. I wasn’t prepared, however, for the ...

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