Spotlight on Staff - Mr Briscoe

Mrs Henry

25th November 2020

An interview with Mr Briscoe, Gap Year Assistant 

1. What did you do before coming to Solefield?
Before coming to Solefield I was a student at the University of Nottingham studying History and Politics.

2. How did you hear about this position? 
I heard through a number of glowing recommendations from my cousin who is a student in Year 5 at the school and Mrs Shanmuganathan who is Head of RS/TPR.

3. What do you like to do in your spare time?  
I am sports crazy! In my spare time you’ll find me either watching or playing a number of different sports. My personal favourites are football, cricket and basketball; but I love learning to play anything I can.

4. Tell us something unique about you.
During my time at university I played a sport called korfball (apparently it's very popular in the Netherlands). It is a hybrid between basketball and netball and is played in mixed-gender teams. It’s a great sport for any beginner to get into, mainly because everyone is a beginner that plays it! I highly recommend that people look it up on YouTube or search for a local team to play for once we are allowed to play sport again.

5. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
I would love to do a trip around the historical cities in Italy. As people may know I am obsessed with history and love nothing better than visiting historical landmarks and learning the stories behind them. Visiting Rome and seeing the Colosseum, the Pantheon and Vatican City would make the perfect holiday - not to mention the lovely weather.

6. What is your favourite food and why?
My favourite cuisine would have to be Mexican. Burritos, fajitas, quesadillas and tacos are my personal favourite dishes to make and eat. The fresh and hearty flavours are unrivalled in other cuisines; they are also really fun dishes to eat with friends.

7. What do you most enjoy about being at Solefield?
The thing I enjoy most is the positive attitude that runs through the school. The boys here are always polite and sport a smile during every activity. The staff have also been extremely welcoming and play a crucial part in making this school such an enjoyable place to work in. Another highlight would have to be the sport and this year specifically the Solefield Premier League! It has been so much fun seeing the buzz around the school before a matchday and although my teams haven’t had the best of luck during the season I have enjoyed every second of it.