I’m a learning support assistant in a mainstream high school and children’s entertainer so it was a no brainer to use those skills to make children smile during the first, very strict, lockdown and then I didn’t want to stop!
I am a single parent to 3 teenage boys and am also studying for a degree. My background is in performing arts and I was a dancer for several years before moving on to tutoring Dance and Drama and then finally moving onto working with SEND and SEMH children which I absolutely LOVE! I use physical activity with some of the children in order to reinforce life skills such as resilience, working as a team, problem solving, emotional regulation etc as well as helping with their motor skills, memory skills, confidence and much more.
When I was younger, I wanted to be a Disney Princess. I get to do that in the best way imaginable now - by making people smile and raising money for charity.