Rebecca Wood … our Student Support Coordinator
Rebecca joined Eggar's last term, and we thought it was about time we found out a bit more about her!
First memory of teaching?
I’m not a teacher but I have taught Taekwondo and yoga for many years. My first memory of teaching Taekwondo is realising that I had to swap my left and right so that I could teach in mirror image. This now means I get my lefts and rights confused all the time!
First impression of Eggar's?
Friendly, welcoming and lively.
What's the best thing about teaching?
Hearing students’ ideas. Teaching is a two-way activity.
What is your favourite animal and why?
My favourite animal is an otter. They are playful, mischievous and intelligent. I saw one in the wild for the first time this year when on holiday in the Outer Hebrides.
When you’re not being our Student Support Coordinator, what do you do?
I love to travel and explore different countries and cultures. I am also studying to become a Medicinal Herbalist which involves lots of Chemistry and Biology!
Any other interesting facts?
I am a 2nd Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo and was a member of the England squad for sparring and patterns. I won a silver medal in the World Cup for patterns (sequences of defensive and offensive moves against an imaginary opponent) and special technique (jumping very high and performing a powerful kick to a target).
Not much 'silence in court' last week when the first session of our new Mock Court Club was launched! Another fabulous Eggar's Experience offering, this club is devised and run by Year 7s for Year 7s. https://t.co/I1HPSwALsv #WeAreEggars https://t.co/2Fx5eo29Dy 6:09 PM - 20 Jan 2022
At this month's Lecture Club, there was some thoughtful debate on the difficult topic of eating disorders. Emmerdale actress Gemma Oaten gave a heartfelt account of her own personal experience. https://t.co/swU1qbDbPh #WeAreEggars https://t.co/aX0UzdRXf0 2:36 PM - 19 Jan 2022
We had a lovely day with a delightful group of Year 5 students from Chawton Primary School yesterday. Here they are with some Block Bots they designed and made in Design & Technology! https://t.co/yHY3VsuT8x 6:41 PM - 18 Jan 2022