I used all of my savings to move to Austria for three months to complete my skiing exams. I then moved to a ski school on placement for three weeks before going back to training for my Landes 1.
In spring I decided to move to Jersey to be closer to someone I met whilst training to be a ski instructor, and we now live together with my dog. I am now a supervisor of a shoe brand in the islands largest department store.
What are your future plans and ambitions?
I plan to do another season of skiing next year.
What has been the highlight of your life so far after leaving school?
My highlight has to be when I was standing at the top of the giant slalom track on Landes 1 exam day, the weather was awful and one of my course mates sang me the Eminem lyrics, “this opportunity comes once in a lifetime… GO!”. It was the best run I could have done and it made me pass my final exam. Passing this course put me in the top 20% of ski instructors worldwide.
What is your favourite Teesdale memory?
I enjoyed dance in PE lessons; my coordination leaves much to be desired… Oh and the Year 12 Geography field trip to Malham - that was a good laugh.