How long have you been at Teesside High School?
I have been at THS since Year 10, at the start of my GCSE years.
What has been the highlight of your time at Teesside High School?
My highlight of the week is always working with the younger years after school, helping them to progress further in sport. It is so satisfying to see the youngsters challenging themselves, learning about competition and mostly having fun and a giggle when taking part in sport.
Which subjects are you studying?
I am studying Biology, Psychology and Sports Studies at A level.
What are your aspirations beyond Teesside High School?
Beyond THS I hope to pursue a career in physiotherapy, with my current aspirations of joining a Russell Group university.
What are your hobbies and interests?
I am a massive sports enthusiast! My main sports are netball, swimming and surfing, and I am a qualified PADI scuba diver. I also represent Headlanders Netball Club playing in multiple divisions and I am swim captain for Thornaby ASC. I will quite literally try anything. At the minute I am training almost every day of the week, as it helps not only improve my fitness but also works as a great stress reliever and a way to blow off some steam! Not only does working out every day help with my sport but also my dire need to shop till I drop (being a self confessed shopaholic, with a passion for fashion)!
What are you going to bring to your role?
This year I want to represent the THS sports department in many ways. My primary objective is to get the younger years involved in a variety of sporting opportunities regardless of ability and help them develop a passion for sport, just like I have. This year I would also like to get some of the older students to become more involved, by helping out with the sports that they have a passion for as well as aiding some of the students to become coaches or umpires/referees for many of the different sports that THS offers. But most importantly this year I want to make people enjoy sport and have fun with it! As an aspiring physiotherapist I would also like to spread awareness to the school in relation to sporting injuries and how to avoid them with imminent work experience planned at James Cook University Hospital to develop this objective further. So watch this space!