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Our Team is Growing!

By Team TOK

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We are growing! We’re delighted to introduce you to the latest members of our team…

 

I’m Chris, I’m a speaker at Tree of Knowledge and I absolutely love my job! Before I joined Tree of Knowledge I was a Geography teacher in secondary schools. So if you want to know anything about rocks, give me a message.

What did you want to be when you ‘grew up’?

When I grew up I wanted to be a Formula 1 driver. The problems were… I didn’t own a go-kart, and I didn’t actually learn to drive until I was 23. So yeah that never happened!

If you could eat only one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

If I could only eat one meal for the rest of my life, it would be Christmas dinner. With extra stuffing and brussel sprouts! Mmmmmm.

What’s your favourite film and why?

My favourite film of all time is Armageddon. I’m a bit of a science geek, and I love the soundtrack. So win win! (Tears have been shed)

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

The best piece of advice I’ve received came from a band called The Color Morale. In a song they say, “You’ll never stop making mistakes, but if you learn from them, you will never make the same ones twice”. So yeah, it’s okay to get things wrong, just learn from it and move on!

 

 

I’m Helen and I do data collection, analysis, and report writing for Tree of Knowledge’s new TOK Research Project on mental wellbeing. (Well, I will be writing reports when the first data set comes in!) My background is in history, psychology of mental health, writing, and art – I have many interests!

What’s your favourite film and why?

Short Term 12 – a lead role for Brie Larson before the more widely-known Room. It’s an inspiring and hard-hitting indie film that portrays a snapshot into the transformative journeys of teens at a foster home for at-risk youths. Watching it makes me want to go and try and make a positive impact on the lives of young people in any way I can.

If you could eat only one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

I’d love to say pizza, although I think that if I only ate that I would end up round-shaped myself so I’m going to go with porridge with unlimited variety in toppings. Healthy and tasty – win-win.

What did you want to be when you ‘grew up’?

My dream was probably to be an artist. Creativity is still really important to me, but I find it more enjoyable just doing it for fun.

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