Have you been on an Inspire Education course before? Think you know everything there is to know about the Inspire Team? Or are you interested in attending next year and want to find out more about who will be teaching you? Well, now is your chance! We’re going to delve a little deeper and discover what the Inspire Team are really like…
This week, we caught up with the Head of Art, Sophie Chisholm. Sophie has been developing the arts and crafts programme at Inspire Education for the last couple of years. Alongside her Inspire role, Sophie is currently finishing her training as a Steiner Waldorf teacher, and hopes to continue her passion for arts and education when she graduates as a teacher next year.
Let’s see what Sophie had to say…
Sophie, describe yourself in 3 words.
Creative, optimistic and enthusiastic.
What were you like at school?
I was generally well-behaved and thrived through visual learning.
When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I have only ever wanted to be two things: a princess and an artist!
Who inspires you now, and why?
Frida Kahlo, because she was a beautiful, independent woman who despite her hardships and losses was successful and well-loved around the world.
If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?
Healing powers, so that I could be the Mother Teresa of 2017.
Favourite English phrase?
‘Nothing great is easy’, Captain Webb (the first man to swim the English Channel)
If you were stranded on a Desert Island, which 3 things couldn’t you live without?
A paint set, my Ipod and my favourite rings.
What is your greatest strength?
What is your weirdest quirk?
I can ride a unicycle.
What is your biggest fear?
Singing in public.
Favourite Disney character?
Kuzco (The Emperor’s New Groove)
What are you most excited about for the future?
Going to work in an orphanage in Zanzibar next year.
Best memory from Inspire Education?
The art exhibition on the final night. I felt proud of my students and all that they had achieved throughout the course. I was so happy to see them proud of their hard work.
Favourite Inspire trip?
Favourite Inspire night?
Best advice to offer prospective Inspire students?
Speak lots and lots of English, relax and have fun!
Finally, Lion, Tiger or Wolf?
Definitely Lion. Roar!!!
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