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As such, it is with great sadness that we have to announce that the Open Minds will no longer be able to go ahead. The Open Minds tutors are passionate about learning and have an insatiable curiosity about the world around them. Marlborough College Open Minds is headed by a team of outstanding teachers who between them have a wealth of experience in language schools and other teaching environments, along with a passion for delivering innovative and exciting learning experiences for young people.
It is a unique strength of Open Minds that this team of teachers also provides the pastoral care in the boarding houses — we believe strongly in the idea of a holistic education in which teachers and students work together inside the classroom and live together outside it in a dynamic, exciting environment deed to maximise the learning experience and help the students to reach their potential.
Having grown up in Marlborough and attended the College he went on to work with young people in a diverse range of educational contexts. These have included residential schools, care homes and in the outdoors, where his love for adventurous activities has allowed him to help students to grow in confidence. He takes great pleasure in bringing together his many passions and interests to create memorable and enriching educational experiences that are of use far beyond the classroom.
He brings this approach to his role as Director of Open Minds to create a course that is dynamic, engaging and inspiring for the students and that they will remember long after the course has finished. Tom has a wide range of experience working with young people in different learning environments; from teaching English as a foreign language in Thailand, to working as a Housemaster in a boarding school. A background in play and youth work means Tom has an arsenal of fun activities that can be employed to inspire personal development and promote positive relationships.
Tom brings together all of his huge range of talents, interests and inspiration to de and deliver an extra-curricular programme of activities and excursions that ensures all students have a truly memorable experience during their time in Marlborough. If you wish to develop your creativity, adventurous spirit and sense of fun, Tom and his programme will make sure you're not disappointed.
Lerato Islam is a freelance applied theatre practitioner and curriculum deer, based in London. After completing her MA in Applied Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, she now works with various communities across London and globally, using drama as a tool for psychosocial and linguistic support. Lerato combines her theatrical training with her passion for education, and strongly believes in the power of theatre as a tool for the development of critical thinking. Lerato will be bringing her wealth of experience as an educator and facilitator to her role as head of Open Minds, creating a course that will enable participants to reflect on, engage with and navigate through their perspectives in the context of today's global society.
In her free time, Lerato enjoys cooking and language learning. Nicola has worked as an English teacher and manager for over 12 years in the UK and Spain and is enthusiastic about educating and caring for young people. Having studied her degree in modern languages, Nicola has a profound understanding of language acquisition and grammar and applies this knowledge to her pedagogic approach. Nicola has trained and professionally developed teachers for over a decade and has given workshops and presentations on a wide range of topics related to English language teaching.
She is also unceasingly curious and as a result, is always interested in experimenting with innovative methodologies and cutting-edge, educational technology. This, however, is achieved whilst always sticking to her core educational principles of the development of a love of learning, a focus on authentic communication and the creation of a safe space where the students feel comfortable expressing themselves freely. As a mother of two young girls, Nicola understands the importance of a nurturing environment and strives to create a homely atmosphere for the students at camp.
She is creative and has a passion for the arts, which she believes is a great medium for developing self-confidence and harvesting imaginative and independent ideas. Nicola is excited to be able to combine her maternal instinct with her passion for education and language in her role at Open Minds. Susie began her teaching career in Colombia, teaching English as a foreign language to children with Fundacion Mariposas Amarillas. This instilled in her a passion for language and the experience of other cultures. She has continued to pursue these interests in her current role as an English teacher in Galicia, Northern Spain, where she teaches a range of ages and abilities.
In recent years she has worked as a manager of an academy, in which she has enjoyed creating new syllabuses for students and leading professional development seminars for her colleagues. Susie has a keen interest in literature and creative writing which she believes can be a valuable addition to the EFL classroom and has used to great effect in summer schools at the Liverpool School of English and Liverpool International Language Academy. Ed is an English teacher currently working with professionals in Madrid.
He creates fun classroom environments in order to provide the best platform for improving fluency and understanding in the language. He believes the best way to learn a language is through engaging with the student's passions and interests, while relating the learning experience to understanding a deeper meaning in the world around us.
Ed is also passionate about sports and plays rugby and football in his spare time. He has coached youth football and led physical education classes for children with special needs in Dallas, Texas. He finds that sports can be a great tool for learning.
Ed is a history graduate and still maintains a strong passion for the subject, he is particularly interested in how our history's social purpose relates to our current lives and the decisions we make. He's excited to be returning to the team this year, and looks forward to contributing to all aspects of the course both in and outside the classroom. Steve hails from the UK but lives and works in Barcelona, Spain. He has spent 6 years working with young learners in the UK, Spain and Italy and as a teacher and activities coordinator he has a wide range of skills to make sure students are able to make the most of their time inside and outside the classroom.
He believes in engaging with individual student's personalities and interests and tailoring classes to bring English into their everyday lives. His own interests are drawing funny pictures and climbing big rocks and he enjoys any opportunity to bring those interests into the classroom too. In his work at SEC he particularly relishes the challenge of bringing the English language alive through dynamic discussion and debate and loves the opportunity to really help the students to reflect on their lives and the world around them whilst developing their language skills.
Thom is originally from Leeds, Yorkshire but has been teaching English in Barcelona for the last seven years. Thom enjoys working with students of all abilities, finding ways to unlock their English potential through communicative, diverse and entertaining classes that make full use of his unique brand of humour. In his spare time he enjoys watching- rather than participating in- sport, though he is partial to a game of football. He also enjoys cooking to the best of his abilities and eating out when those abilities fail him.
When not in the classroom, he takes the opportunity to travel as much as possible to experience new cultures and meet new people. She moved home to the UK in when she was diagnosed with cancer, where she maintained her mindful attitude and positive spirit. She is delighted to say that she is now cancer free and currently teaching Spanish near Birmingham in the UK.
Maya believes the best way to teach young people is through creating strong, positive relationships with her students from the very beginning of their learning journey. She has always felt passionate about creating a dynamic classroom environment and her students feel safe and supported to take risks with new language.
They also feel nurtured through the difficulties of learning languages and Maya enjoys challenging her students to ensure they reach their full potential. Maya loves to spot those easy-to-miss, beautiful moments, capturing them through her experimental photography. She has a love of modern poetry, soul music, and expressing her creativity through cooking and crafts. Maya always strives to find inspiration in all the positive elements of life, both for herself and others around her. Maya is very excited to be ing the team this year and looking forward to learning with and from everyone involved in these courses.
Oliver is an artist, filmmaker and facilitator based in London. As an artist, Oliver has worked creatively in a wide variety of mediums — oil paint, celluloid film and digital in particular. As a facilitator, Oliver has worked with a wide spectrum of people. Oliver also believes in the need for spontaneity and a safe, tolerant and open forum for people to reach their creative potential.
Oliver brings his enormous depth of film-making experience and his infectious enthusiasm to the Open Minds course to create a truly remarkable experience. You can for more information on Oliver's work. Will is a community education worker, currently based in Scotland. He has worked for several years in a variety of educational contexts; in Scotland, the Bas que Country and the United Arab Emirates. A key part of his practice is working alongside communities, to build on existing experiences and knowledge, and to use this to act on social issues.
He's excited to be working with a dynamic team of practitioners at Marlborough that brings together a love, commitment and shared understanding of experiential education. He believes in education as a source of hope, curiosity, motivation, and the means to imagine new possibilities and act on these, engaging the 'Head, Heart and Hand', throughout. Will is also the Chairperson for a charity that is creating a community-owned and run Centre for Outdoor-Based Learning, Eating and Exercise in Edinburgh. Giulia is a theatre practitioner, with over ten years of experience directing, facilitating and producing arts projects with people.
Giulia likes people, and the way theatre can allow people to unite, share and ultimately understand one another a little more. Giulia has worked in creative learning since graduating in Drama and Spanish from the University of Bristol in Central to her practice is the creation of a safe, open space for free expression. Giulia also regularly works in therapeutic arts settings and outdoor education, and has been involved in the charity Forest School Camps since she was Beth Godfrey is an actress, communicator, and writer and often works where education, creativity, and community meet.
She is passionate about words, about people, and about work that moves, inspires and adds value. Beth has performed her Spoken Word at poetry and music gigs, community events and curated house parties. One of her most satisfying creative experiences is the electric train ride when the whole room is united in their connection to the present, to the story. Beth has lead arts workshops in a refugee camp in Greece and been a storyteller for teenagers at creativity camps in England with LifeBEAT and Embercombe.
Ari Cantwell currently runs the Coexist Community Kitchen at Hamilton House- this is a non-profit cookery school where the team uses food as a way of bringing people together and as a vehicle to combat issues such as social isolation, low self-esteem, and marginalisation as well as just having fun! Ari's background is in the social sciences and community projects. Having just completed an MA in Applied Anthropology and Community Development at Goldsmiths in London, she feels that it is important to integrate theory and practice in order to address issues in our society in a holistic manner.
However, she also feels that you cannot do any of this if it isn't integrated with colour, fun and tasty foods! Ari has worked with young people from all over the world and facilitated education projects and camps in diverse locations. She is looking forward to bringing her knowledge of community connection and empathetic activism to her module looking at how social media continues to shape human interactions. Christopher Harrisson is a theatre maker, writer and illustrator based in Bristol.
He trained at Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris and ran the award-winning theatre company Rhum and Clay between and He now makes solo performance, including the critically acclaimed The North! The North! Alex Day is an artist, graphic deer and workshop facilitator.
His workshops emphasise an experimental approach, involve modern technologies and collaboration. They provide a safe and supportive environment to experiment with new processes and ways of thinking. His own practice involves digital media, drawing, print making and collage. He currently works as the art director for Oscilla Sound. Marlborough College is a Registered Charity No. Website deed and developed by Redwing Interactive.
We look forward to welcoming you to Marlborough in Meet The Team Our teachers and students work together inside and outside the classroom to ensure that the students are constantly learning and being inspired by the world around them. Unfortunately there are no spaces available. Home Meet The Team. Meet The Team Marlborough College Open Minds is headed by a team of outstanding teachers who between them have a wealth of experience in language schools and other teaching environments, along with a passion for delivering innovative and exciting learning experiences for young people.
Tom Burgess, Head of Activities Tom has a wide range of experience working with young people in different learning environments; from teaching English as a foreign language in Thailand, to working as a Housemaster in a boarding school. Nicola Mitchell - Head of Learn English Nicola has worked as an English teacher and manager for over 12 years in the UK and Spain and is enthusiastic about educating and caring for young people. Giuls Bianchini - Open Minds Giulia is a theatre practitioner, with over ten years of experience directing, facilitating and producing arts projects with people.
Beth Godfrey - Open Minds Beth Godfrey is an actress, communicator, and writer and often works where education, creativity, and community meet. Ari Cantwell - Open Minds Ari Cantwell currently runs the Coexist Community Kitchen at Hamilton House- this is a non-profit cookery school where the team uses food as a way of bringing people together and as a vehicle to combat issues such as social isolation, low self-esteem, and marginalisation as well as just having fun!
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