Hello and Sawadee ka! My name is Laura Seabourne and I come from Swindon, a large town in England. I trained to teach at The University of Gloucestershire where I completed a BA (Hons) degree in Primary Education in 2010. Since then, I have enjoyed teaching across the primary phase ranging from Nursery to Year 6! I was lucky enough to take a career break to travel a few years ago, during which time I travelled to some of the USA, numerous countries in South-East Asia, Australia and New Zealand; Thailand, of course, was one of my favourite places and I am so pleased to now be living here! My classroom is a happy, friendly and warm environment where children are all treated as individuals- because they are! I strongly believe that children need to feel that they are understood, valued and supported in order to approach learning confidently. I have high aspirations for all children in my care and I am committed to helping them achieve their full potential. At times, my classroom will be very quiet and focussed and at others, it will be quite busy and noisy! I am also very passionate about children’s literature and love delving into a good book with my class. Outside of school, I enjoy hiking, yoga and spending time with friends. As a beach lover, I spend lots of my free time exploring Phuket’s beautiful beaches! I am also interested in History and love to visit new places and learn about their past. I am really looking forward to working with Year 2 Blue class this year!