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Posted on: 07/01/2021

Teachers in the Spotlight - Meet Ms Thornton

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Ms Natalie Thornton

Sociology Teacher & Enrichment Coordinator


Where and what subject did you study?

University of Hertfordshire - Sociology with Social Policy


What do you love most about your subject?

I love getting to the core of why things in society function in the way they do. We are all sociologists, we just need to exercise our sociological imaginations.


What makes a 'good day' at St Charles?

When the students really get into a sociological debate and use their own sociological imaginations to articulate their point of views.


If you could take the students on a field trip to anywhere in the world, where would you take them?

I would take them to the city of Chandigarh in northern India. We would explore the different way of life.


If you could pass on any wisdom to your students, what would you share?

Never give up. Ever.


If you could be any animal, what animal would you be?

The honey badger. Relatively small but the most fearless animal in the world.


What's your favourite book?

All of Victoria Hislop's work, but especially The Sunrise.