My name is Illia and I am from Mogilev, in Belarus. I came to Thailand in 2022, after 4 years of living and teaching P.E. in Shanghai, China. My sporting background is very diverse. I grew up with a passion for playing football but, later, in my teens, I discovered cross-country skiing. I made my debut for the Belarus national squad at the age of 18. Participating in sport, physical activity, and leading a healthy lifestyle are very important to me, and I’ve enjoyed imparting my knowledge in teaching and coaching environments for over 15 years. I am delighted to be HeadStart’s Associate PE teacher and my fundamental aims are for our students to continue to experience a really diverse range of physical activities, all the while having loads of fun through being active. For example, HeadStart pupils will participate in the following sports activities in either curriculum time or in our fantastic After School Sports programme - Basketball, Football, Rugby, Running Club, Swimming, Badminton, Table Tennis, Yoga, Dance, and Gymnastic activities, amongst others.