Barney Thomas

Class of 2011

For my Year 10 work experience I spent two weeks in a primary school for children with special needs, this was my first experience of working with children and gave me a real insight into what life would be like as a teacher.

While studying at university, I worked part time as an outdoor educator and student ambassador, meaning I was often working with children and in schools. I’m currently training to be a primary teacher and feel really grateful for the wide range of skills I was able to develop at Fir Vale, through my studies and extra-curricular activities.

My message to students is: 

Take as many opportunities to try something new as you can and don’t be afraid of making mistakes, they’re how you know you’re learning something.