Case Studies & TestimonialsSchool: Thomas Hardye School, Dorchester, Dorset
Teacher: Judith Wardlaw
Date: February, 2017
We thank you all sincerely for providing such a brilliant informative experience for our students on Friday – you put so much thought and effort into your presentation, and judging by the students’ reactions throughout, I’m sure it made a positive impact. I hope you felt it worthwhile from your perspective – the teacher feedback here was excellent and I know Jeremy Rowe (Head of Biology) and Andrew Ellison (Head of Science), will welcome you back next year if you want to blanket the next cohort of Year 9s across the DASP pyramid for the next couple of years. We all reflected on the warmth and enthusiasm that Neville exudes – his style is so full of ‘passion for subject’ and so genuine – really inspiring! I learnt lots of new stuff and spent Saturday beachcombing on Chesil hoping to find a Pink Sea Fan on the strand line, without luck but a few starfish were stranded. The students loved the crab fight and the swimming scallop! And I don’t think the demo about net gauge was too simple despite your reservations – they enjoyed it and taking part made it more memorable for them. I hope the constructive points raised by the teachers on the day were useful – it might have made it more encouraging for ‘would-be marine scientists’ to have been lured by Nicky standing behind the samples on the table display as they left the theatre in order to dare to chat with her about marine science careers; a careers slide at the end would make a good addition.
University: Plymouth University, Plymouth, Devon
Date: April, 2017
The feedback collected was extremely positive:
'The talk has given me a new perspective on what successful stakeholder management can deliver'.
'I have earmarked the Blue Marine Foundation for a career or internships after my degree'.
'I'm inspired by the idea that anyone can be a marine manager, just as anyone can be a conservationist'.
'It is inspiring to know what can be achieved through self study, motivation and a good understanding of human nature'.
'The delivery of the session was clear and informal and didn't feel like a lecture, more an engaging conversation'.
'The talk has supported and inspired ideas for my dissertation'.
'I feel I have a better understanding of the interactions and dynamics among different marine stakeholders'.
'It's made me think about the impact of conservation on the livelihoods of fishermen'.
'It's provided an alternative view and made me think about how humans need considering when discussing conservation’.