Our teachers are Miss Smith & Miss Slater

Name: Miss Smith

This is my third year of teaching after qualifying from the University of Cumbria, I have been with Longtown Primary School since December 2022.

One thing that surprises a lot of the children is that when I was 8 years old (Year 3) I began learning Muay Thai. I continued this for many years and achieved all of my Thai bands.

My favourite book to read with Year 3 is The Storm Whale, this is a lovely story about friendship and whenever I read it to the class they always have some brilliant responses to why they like the book.

My favourite quote is by Benjamin Mee and can be heard in the film ‘We bought a zoo’ – “You know, sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage. Just 20 seconds of embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.”