Aspiring sports teacher Louise Atkinson is set to travel to Nairobi to teach English and maths to children. The Level 3 Sport student from Middlesbrough College is going to Kenya with the National Citizenship Service, which she successfully completed last summer.
Louise told us she was part of the NCS group prior to starting College and volunteering is something she enjoys doing. She is currently fundraising for her trip to Kenya and has managed to raise £1,600 so far through doing bag packing, hosting race nights and taking part in the Boxing Day dip!
Louise is also a skilled footballer and will be coaching the children in football as well as teaching English and maths.
Louise explained “I took part in the Premier Player scheme with the College when I was at Northfield Academy and I heard about the Football Academy at College so I decided to join.” She is hoping this experience will help her to become a sports teacher or a sports coach after she has completed her course at College.