Spotlight on ex-student-turned-teacher at The Willow
Monday 24 April 2017
Former student, Afshana Choudhury, returned to The Willow after 11 years, but this time as the teacher. She was aged three when she first set foot at The Willow into the school nursery and says she would re-live it a all again if she could!
I have a vivid image of my class sat in the playground, cooking plantain with one of our parents. I also remember going over to our neighbouring school, William C Harvey (now The Brook) and engaging in music lessons which we then performed in the community centre. The diverse and inclusive nature of the school was present even then!
After leaving primary school, Afshana went on to Greig City Academy secondary school and finally enrolled at St Mary's University to complete her degree in Primary Education before going back to The Willow to teach.
Even though the school building has changed, I still feel like I'm walking through the corridors of my old school. The richness in culture is something that I am able to connect with and have not seen anywhere else. It holds some of the best memories from my childhood, and it's fair to say that this loving and nurturing environment has not changed since I attended here as a child.
Miss Choudhury currently teaches Year 2 at The Willow since September 2016.