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Inspirational teacher awarded by Trinity College Cambridge

Posted on 20th March 2017

Claire Bennett, A Level Economics Teacher

Claire Bennett, A Level Economics Teacher

Richard Huish College teacher, Claire Bennett, has won a prestigious award from Trinity College, Cambridge, for being an ‘Inspirational Teacher’. She is one of only three recognised teachers to receive the award in 2017. 

Earlier in the year Trinity College initiated a new scheme for ‘Inspirational Teachers’, whereby first-year undergraduates were invited to nominate a teacher who particularly inspired their passion for a subject, encouraged them to apply to Cambridge, or supported them through the application process. They agreed to make up to three awards each year, with £500 going to the teacher’s school or College and £75 in book tokens to the students whose nominations are successful.

Claire Bennett, who teaches A Level Economics, was nominated by former student, Ryan Pringle, who left Huish in the Summer of 2016 as one of the year’s highest achievers, after gaining 4 A* grades in Economics, Maths, Further Maths and Physics. Ryan went on to read Law and Economics at Trinity College. 

In a congratulatory letter received from Professor Adrian Poole, Tutor for Admissions at Trinity College, he extended his warm congratulations and said ‘We are conscious of how much we owe to the schools and teachers who send so many gifted applicants to us’. He continued by inviting Claire to a dinner in honour of the three award-holders and the students who nominated them, at Trinity College, on the evening of Friday 19th May. The College are also delighted to receive a £500 reward which will be invested into the future learning experience for students.

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