Our experiences in primary school can shape our whole attitude to education. A friend on Facebook asked a great question the other day: which year of primary school did you enjoy the most?
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For me, it was undoubtedly year 6. I'd always done quite well in school academically, but Mr Ferry, my teacher that year, was the first to give me a sense of the breadth of opportunities the world offered. He inspired my love of history, of writing, of literature, and of social justice, encouraged me in areas where I had minimal skill in such as art, and spent considerable amounts of his own money to ensure our classroom was properly resourced.
He was adept at conveying information to kids no matter what their abilities, and had a genuine love of the teaching process that I'd not really enjoyed before and have encountered quite rarely since. Sadly, he's no longer with us, but I've never forgotten the huge role he played in my life.
Which year at primary school did you enjoy the most and why? Tell us — and tell us why — in the comments.