Science Specialist and Teacher
My name is Sorrel. I was born in Enfield, UK a few years ago. At the age of 17, I entered the world of science as an Assistant Scientific Officer with a government fisheries science organisation.
At school (in the 1980s) science was abstract to me. It had no relevance and I certainly had no interest in a career in science. I left school at the age of 16 and took on my weekend/holiday job as a dairy farmer full time. However, as time went on, my brain was feeling idle. I was restless.
A year later, seeing an advert in a local newspaper for an Assistant Scientific Officer with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (now DEFRA) and having no idea what that was, I applied for it. Strangely, I got the job and my love for science began.
8 ½ years on from my first ‘real’ exposure to the wonders of science, at the age of 25, I enrolled in a B.Ed. in Secondary Science. I was inspired to spread the word.
For over 20 years I worked in education in a variety of settings from mainstream through special needs and more recently mental health. My main purpose: to inspire a spectrum of young people to the wonders of science and more importantly, to stimulate their inquisitive minds.