Bernie Elder

My name is Bernie Elder and this is my fourth year at Carden.

This is my third year teaching year 4 and I love this year group – it’s such a fun age. As much as possible, I try to take the children outside to enjoy their learning – weather permitting of course! Obviously, the children love it too.

I have two teenage children of my own, twins, who are sitting their GCSEs this year. Hence my hair has recently turned grey.

In my free time I enjoy sea swimming; I’m not put off by a chilly morning either and even enjoy a dip on Christmas morning.  I love cycling up the downs or along the river Adur, however, lying on the sofa with a good book is my all-time favourite pastime.