Hello, my name is Jasmine and I am from Reading, in the south of England. I studied my undergraduate degree in Ancient History and Archaeology at the University of Nottingham and then went on to complete my Post Graduate Certificate in Education at Oxford Brookes University. I have lived in Phuket for over eight years. My plan was to stay for 1 year; however, I fell in love with this beautiful island. I have nine years teaching experience ranging from Early Years, KS1, KS2 and Thai private education. I started my teaching career in the UK teaching Year 2. I enjoy encouraging children’s learning and inquiry through interactions that aim to stretch their thinking to higher levels. I hold the firm belief that children learn best through first-hand experiences — play motivates, stimulates and supports children in their development of skills, concepts, language acquisition, communication skills, and concentration. I will be the Early Years Blue homeroom teacher this academic year.