Danny Nicholson is a former science teacher with over 15 years teaching experience. He has delivered training in Primary, Secondary and Special Schools all over the UK and overseas, as well as in colleges and universities. Danny is a science PGCE lecturer, and co-author of Rising Star’s Switched on Science.
According to a recent BBC news article, business leaders have said a growing shortage of skills in the hi-tech sector is threatening Britain's economic recovery. Graduates in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) are vital in order to tackle the current skills shortage in the UK and ensure the future prosperity of our country. Interestingly, however, the findings of a survey by YouGov revealed that the majority of children enjoy science as a subject. This should be encouraged from primary level, and schools need to continue to make science appealing to students as they progress through compulsory education, to encourage a higher level of interest in science-related careers.