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Lisa John

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Name: Lisa John
School: Crèche Out (Mirdif City Centre, Wafi Pyramids, Mobile Crèche Events)
Job Title: Crèche Manager

Where did you go to school?
I went to Woodend Infant and Junior school then to Northolt High school in London, UK. I then went on to Richmond Drama School to study Drama and then to Kingston University where I studied Management and Leadership in Early Years, both in Surrey in the UK.

What was your favourite subject?
Drama, I loved and still love anything creative, I also enjoyed English, art and textiles. I remember making a silk skirt at GCSE level in fashion textiles. Looking back I was fond of most subjects and liked learning all things interesting and new.

What was your least favourite?
Maths was definitely my least favourite. I was lucky as when I was about 13, I had a really good teacher who managed to make maths fun - it was a turning point that made me realise the power of positive mental attitude and that by saying and believing you can do it, anything is possible. At that age I am not certain I was sure what positive mental attitude really was but it was most definitely a positive attitudinal experience for me.

Did you have a favourite teacher?
My drama teacher - her passion for the subject was inspiring. I loved drama classes and knew from an early age I wanted to go to drama school and explore the subject in more depth. I apply myself with passion in everything I do, I really think that is important in order to make a difference. I feel blessed that I have the opportunity to work with young children and teach them to grow and learn how to make their own difference in the world.

Were you good or naughty?
I was sweet as candy, always smiley, well behaved and nice. I am one of six so I learned to share and co-operate from a young age. I could sometimes be mischievous but it was more likely at home with my siblings than when I was with other kids at school.

What was the naughtiest thing you did at school?
I once skipped a class to have a double break as my best friend’s break was at a different time to mine and I wanted to hang out with her. She is still my best friend today so I think it was worth getting in trouble for! I was given detention for an hour to make up for the missed class so I learnt my lesson!

What’s your happiest memory from your school days?
I would say it was making friends and learning new things together. I always loved making friends from a young age and was lucky to have made good friends throughout my education in childhood, and also as an adult.

What about your worst one?
Being late for school, I often dawdled and was always so worried about being late and walking into my form in high school.

By Time Out Dubai Kids staff
Time Out Dubai,

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