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Meet the Staff: Danielle Swainson and Nicola Boone

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Week 3,
Term Two, 2016

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Over Terms One and Two 2016, we'll ask our Junior School staff a few questions about themselves. We invite you to learn what they have to say in their answers below!


  1. Your name? Danielle Swainson
  2. Your role in the Junior School? Italian Teacher
  3. How long have you worked at Somerset College? Since 2013
  4. What do you like most about your job? I love that I teach the beautiful Italian language to so many students.
  5. Favourite Food? Gnocchi (Italian potato dumplings).
  6. Nickname at your primary school? None.
  7. Favourite colour? Red
  8. What other job would you like to do if you were not doing this job? I would own a restaurant.
  9. What person inspires you the most and why? Leonardo da Vinci because he is considered by many to be one of the most talented and intelligent people of all time.
  10. Favourite quote? Not sure who wrote this: “Hard work beats talent when talent does not work hard”.

  1. Your name? Nicola Boone
  2. Your role in the Junior School? Design Technology Teacher
  3. How long have you worked at Somerset College? 5 years
  4. What do you like most about your job? The ability to help children achieve their best.
  5. Favourite Food? Roast Dinner.
  6. Nickname at your primary school? Shrimp.
  7. Favourite colour? Red
  8. What other job would you like to do if you were not doing this job? I would love to be a lawyer
  9. What person inspires you the most and why? Rosa Parks inspires as she stood up for what she believed in, the bus boycott was recognised as a pivotal moment in the civil rights movement.
  10. Favourite quote? “If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” - Roald Dahl
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