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Vince Smeaton

Vincent Smeaton ICS English teacher

Secondary English Teacher

Secondary English Teacher

What places around the globe have a special meaning to you, and why?

Ireland, especially the north-west, as that's where half of my family are from. Apart from that it's incredibly beautiful. London, as I grew up there. It never seems to lose its charm for me as a great city. Brighton is where I studied to be a teacher. It is sometimes referred to as London-on-Sea and it deserves that reputation. A lively and beautiful place. The Pennine region is where I did my first degree. Based in Huddersfield, I was surrounded by many beautiful towns and villages which nestled in the hill. I have been lucky to visit New Zealand twice. Another stunning place of natural beauty. I also got to know a film producer and her team, there. A very useful experience for my acting.

Tell us about your proudest accomplishment.

Learning Spanish and continuing to learn more.

What do you do in your free time?

I act, read, watch theatre or films. Also I meet my friends and travel.

What is something that we don’t know about you – but would impress us if we did?

I was Santa Claus in a shopping centre when I was a student.

What was your favourite book when you were young?

"In the Net." It's a book about football.