I was recently chosen to participate in a national public engagement competition. This Wellcome Trust sponsored programme recruited scientists from around the country to discuss their work with primary and secondary school children. I was placed in the ‘relationships zone’ and along with 4 other psychologists, we discussed our work (and everything else under the sun!) with the students. The students came up with some thoughtful and insightful questions, and I learned a great deal not only from them, but the other psychologists too!