Did you have a favourite teacher in school? Was it the English teacher who made studying historic plays fun? Or the maths teacher who made difficult problems easy? Perhaps it was the science teacher who made biology come to life?
Schools across the country will be out for summer soon but before teachers and students wrap up another academic year, our latest research has revealed which teachers were the nation’s favourite.
In the survey of 2,001 UK adults, English teachers topped the polls as favourite teachers for Brits reflecting on their school years, while Drama teachers topped the list as the funniest, followed by Science and Music teachers.
PE teachers were voted by mote than 1 in 10 respondents as the scariest along with Maths and Language teachers. Maths teachers were found to be the strictest for more than 1 in 4 people surveyed, while Language teachers came in second place, closely followed by History teachers.
In addition to being crowned the nation’s favourite, English teachers were also found to be the most inspirational and trustworthy, closely followed by Art teachers. History, Science and Geography teachers came out as the strictest, while Science, Music, and Religious Studies teachers were declared the clumsiest.
When asked about what qualities their favourite teachers had, 48% of UK adults said that their favourite teacher had passion for the job, whilst almost a third said that their favourite teacher helped them become more confident.
Since leaving school, an overwhelming 39% of UK adults wish they had thanked their favourite teacher for everything they did for them during their academic years.
Commenting on the results, Aoife Davey, group marketing manager at One4all Gift Cards said: “Whether they be funny, caring or strict, our teachers have helped shape the people we are today. But it’s also clear to see that many of them were also very memorable personalities in their own right!
‘It’s not surprising that upon reflection Brits wish they had thanked their favourite teachers and shown more appreciation at the time.
‘It might be a bit too late to express thanks to our own teachers, but those of us with children can express thanks to the people who are educating our little ones, and the end of the school year is the perfect time for this.’
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