Hot seat: Laura Jayne Churchill

Honeyz school of dance founder shares her memories of school

Interview, Education

Name: Laura Jayne Churchill

School: Honeyz School of Dance + Fitness

Job Title: Director & Founder

Where did you go to school?
I went to a wonderful primary school called Halewood Church of England, where I met lifelong friends. Then to Halewood Comprehensive secondary school in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

What was your favourite subject?

In primary school I loved reading and writing, so I used to write lots of stories along with illustrations about magic things and ‘Once upon a time’ themes; my imagination was uncontrollable! When I was eight I insisted on sending one of my stories to Roald Dahl who was my favourite author, he wrote a letter back to me which I still have to this day. Then in Secondary School my focus switched to subjects such as Drama, Dance, Music, Art and Design.

What was your least favourite?
It would have to be PE; I think I am the worst sports person on the planet. It’s quite funny actually because although I am physically fit for dance and fitness classes, my skills for sports games are shocking. I was always the last one to be picked when choosing teams!

Did you have a favourite teacher?
I loved all my teachers with passion and enthusiasm but my favourite would have to be Miss Heron; she was my dance teacher at secondary school.

Were you good or naughty?
I was mostly good, however if I did get into any sort of trouble my acting skills would help me get out of any punishment.

What was the naughtiest thing you did at school?
I can remember back at primary school myself and a few others (not mentioning any names!), sneaked back into our classroom during break time because we didn’t want to play out in the cold. Our teacher must have heard something and came looking for us, so we hid under the desks and saw her big high heels come marching in. We giggled quietly until she left, and we never got into trouble because she couldn’t find us!

What’s your happiest memory from your school days?
At primary school when it was hot we were all allowed to play on the grass. Everyone would go nuts and scream with joy; I suppose it was a sign that summer had finally arrived in the UK and the girls could wear their checked summer dresses. We would play games and make daisy chains to wear in our hair.

What about your worst one?
At the time I thought it was the best thing I ever did, but looking back now, writing and singing a song about a boy I liked at school and performing it in front of the entire class has to be the worst and most embarrassing memory, however it still makes me and all my friends laugh.

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