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Olivia Nicholson

Olivia Nicholson

Year 1 Tigers Class Teacher

I completed my BA (Hons) Education Studies degree in the historic city of York, and I was lucky enough to graduate in York Minster. Whilst at York St. John University, I spent a semester studying abroad at the University of Huelva in southern Spain. I volunteered at a local primary school and this opened my eyes to the possibility of teaching abroad - a dream which has now become reality!

I was awarded my PGCE Primary Education (with QTS) from Northumbria University and I have taught Year 1 at an inner city primary school ever since.

I am thoroughly looking forward to the experience of teaching at BSB Sanlitun, exploring the dynamic city of Beijing and embracing the culture that China has to offer.

In my spare time, I love to go hiking and at home you will regularly find me in the Yorkshire Dales on a long walk with friends. My favourite walk to do is Pen-y-ghent, which is one of the Yorkshire Three Peaks. I also enjoy cooking, listening to music and watching Spanish films. I also have a passion for travelling and I have recently travelled around Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. I cannot wait to explore China!

What the students say

"I like Miss Nicholson because she gives us fun work and lots of challenges."

"Miss Nicholson is funny."