Physical Education [email protected]
My name is Nick Carter and I am from Brighton, in the UK.
I came to Thailand in 2015, after 6 years of living and teaching P.E. in Stockholm, Sweden (where it snows for six months of the year!). So, it is fair to say that I was ready for a completely different climate change, as well as cultural change.
My sporting background is very diverse. I grew up with a passion for playing football, but later, in my teens, I discovered baseball. I made my debut for the Great Britain national baseball squad at the age of 18 and played with the squad for the next 14 years. I also trained as a professional contemporary dancer and toured nationally and internationally for 7 years in numerous dance companies.
Although I have many other sporting interests, I want to make it clear that P.E. teachers are not just whistle blowing, basketball bouncing individuals, as I am due to release my first fictional novel (in June, 2015). However, participating in sport, physical activity, and leading a healthy lifestyle are very important to me, and I have enjoyed imparting my knowledge in teaching and coaching environments for over 20 years.
I am delighted to have been appointed to the P.E. department at HeadStart and I feel I will be able to introduce the students to many activities they haven't yet fully experienced (due to lack of facilities), such as badminton, gymnastics, dance, pilates, athletics, weight training, etc.
Therefore, moving to the new school site in August 2016 (with all the wonderful new sporting facilities) will allow for a much richer and more diverse Physical Education program to be delivered to the students. For example all secondary year groups (7, 8, 9, 10 and 11) will participate in the following sports activities: Basketball, Football, Softball, Athletics, Swimming, Badminton, Volleyball, Dance and Gymnastics (amongst others).