My name is Aoife and I’m studying PE with Biology in Dublin City University. I’m a keen rugby player and have a huge interest in the areas of biology, particularly in biochemistry and biomechanics. I am excited to learn new skills and build connections that will allow me to develop new and innovative ideas for teaching Science. I want to gain real-world experiences that I can share with my students when they ask “why are we learning this? When will we need to know this?”
I am applying for the STEM Teacher Internship programme as I would love to gain real-world experience in an industry that interests me and that is different to teaching, as having that additional experience would be invaluable to me. I think being able to share the experiences and lessons I could learn in this programme would excite and motivate students, particularly those with a keen interest in science, and those who are considering it as a career for themselves. I could use the experience to develop new and exciting lessons to prevent lessons from being boring and deterring students from pursing science.