b'2022MS GERRARD What prompted you to become painting of my favourite villain: Richarda teacher?III. A Year 8 boy (probably now studying I have always loved reading and I cantmedicine or dentistryyou have been remember not being able to read. When Iwarned) asked me: When was that photo was in Year 4 at primary school, I used totaken, Miss?read to the little ones in reception (I was Favourite book/writer? paid with a chocolate bar at Christmas). A few years ago I decided to do an onlineIn general, I prefer fiction; I have always careers assessment at the same time asbeen able to lose myself in a story (although Year 11 and the top suggestion for meI do think too many books are published was English teacher. and most of them are rubbish) but I like travel writing and I reread Bill BrysonsWhat will you miss?books, as they are so amusing and well-Favourite film? Apart from Ms Brown (!) I will miss beingobserved. Another book I reread is Love in the classroom and being with youngand War in the Apennines by Eric Newby. Amadeusbeautiful music by the best people. I will miss the routine (I think)I am also very interested in language andcomposer, fascinating did he do it? story, although I wont miss getting up at 5.50so if I am eavesdropping on the bus, I cangreat acting and Viennawhats not to and I most definitely wont miss all theexcuse it as linguistic research! like! A close second: Where Eagles DareEnglish marking. Broadsword calling Danny Boy. Favourite character? Advice to my younger self?Funniest moments in teaching?I suppose I should say something clever like The Australian student at Solihull CollegeElizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice) orLearn Spanish and more importantly, learn who had spent a very frustrating weekendOffred (The Handmaids Tale) but Im goingto drive!trying to find the monolith at Alum Rock! to say Donkey from Shrek. Hes a loyal Motto for life? When the English Department celebratedfriend who wont let Shrek get into trouble, Shakespeares 400th birthday I temporarilybut like all real friends he can also be a bitIts never too early for chocolate.changed the photo on my ID card to thenaughty and good fun!MR KARRAI have taught at HGS for ten years.I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and the positive relationships formed with staff and students. I will miss working with my students here and my form. Its amazing to see the transformation in my students, especially when they realise what they can achieve.The best thing about HGS is the fond memories I will leave with. I remember when some students did a parody of one of my songs. Those around me know that music is a passion of mine; I was fortunate that when I was in school I was able to develop my musical skills, and I have continued to do so.I always advise my students not to give up on things that you are interested in, pursue your talents, and seize good opportunities that comes your way. Its never too late to follow your aspirations and dreams!Best wishes56'