Interview with Gary Pennick, design and technology teacher Age 28. Comes from Whitby, North Yorkshire.

Did you originally set out to be a teacher?
No, I set off doing 'A' levels at school in art and design but I found art 'A' level too restrictive. After a year I got some good advice from a teacher - like most kids I didn't realise then that teachers are trying to help you - who pointed me towards a BTEC National Diploma in Art & Design at a local college in York.
You were happier studying on a more general course?
Why did you decide on teaching?
How did you get into it?
Then a teaching qualification followed?
And now you're doing it for real?
What's the best thing about what you do? Would you say teaching was a good career to go into?
What about the bad bits?
And the financial rewards?
Have you any advice for someone considering a career in teaching?
And do you look forward to work everyday?