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NSEW Champion

Name: Tom Holloway
Volunteer programme: National Science & Engineering Week Champions network
Occupation: Primary school teacher and science co-ordinator, Westfield Primary School

How long have you been involved?
Nearly a year.

How much time do you spend volunteering as an NSEW Champion?
It varies.  In the run up to NSEW 2013 I spent a lot of time speaking to teachers from other schools about what activities they could do.  This included a session in London.  I also spend some time writing about the activities that we've done at my school for the Association to use as ideas for others.  On average I probably spend about an hour a week on NSEW related activities.

Why did you volunteer to be an NSEW Champion?
I'm really passionate about teaching science.  I think it is an awe inspiring subject that has the power to motivate and enthuse children.  I want to see it taught as much and as well as possible in primary schools.  NSEW is a great way of promoting the subject and getting teachers involved and motivated to teach science so I want to help promote it as much as I can.

What do you enjoy most about volunteering as an NSEW Champion
I really enjoy talking to other teachers about NSEW and what they could do in their schools for it. I like thinking of imaginative ways of addressing the theme and getting as many people involved as possible.