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Henrita Lakhay - English Specialist History Specialist

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I graduated with a First-class Honours degree in English and also won the Outstanding Independent Study Award for my dissertation. Following this, I pursued a Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Secondary English, before embarking on my teaching career in Birmingham. Here, I not only taught my specialist subject, English, but also taught Religious Studies and History, as well as running a highly successful Peer Mentoring Scheme.

Helping to shape the next generation is something I am extremely enthusiastic about, which is why I chose to pursue a career as an educator. However, I believe that truly educating and enabling young people to grow is not just about what happens in the classroom; we must also give them opportunities to build skills and develop into well-rounded individuals, who are able to function in the wider world.

Summer camps are one way in which I have done this, and I have gained experience of working on camps both in the UK and abroad. During the summer of 2013, I worked in Wales as a Camp Counsellor and English as a Foreign Language Teacher, with students from across Europe and Asia. I thoroughly enjoyed this role and returned the following summer, where I progressed onto working as the Director of Welfare, balancing this new position with my teaching duties. In 2017, I then took on a challenging role in Canada as an Assistant Camp Director.

It was whilst living in Ontario that I developed a love for the outdoors, as I spent my days canoeing, climbing, camping, and cultivating a skill for cooking classic tripping cuisine. When I am not out on a lake, I enjoy adding to my Kindle library, hiking and ticking adventures off my bucket list.

We know what we are, but know not what we may be – Hamlet