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A day in the life of… Kerry Lawrence

On a remote British territory in the Atlantic Ocean, the English curriculum this teacher uses can seem parochial, but a bit of whale watching livens things up

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I didn’t always want to be a teacher. I was interested enough as a teenager to do work experience at a primary school, but I didn’t see it as a career for me. I was certain that science was my future and, at 18, I left Saint Helena for the first time, embarking on an amazing experience, pursuing a degree in the subject and majoring in microbiology.

After graduating, I returned to the island and decided to give teaching a go. I’m so glad I did. I’ve been grateful ever since for the opportunities the job has given me to make a difference, study further and progress my career. I work at the ...

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