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Staff Spotlight

Meet some of our new staff for 2020!

 

  • What’s your name? Amy Farman
  • Where are you from? I’m from Kent, near London.
  • What do or did you study? I study Modern Languages (Spanish and beginners Italian) at the University of Exeter.
  • What will you be instructing at FLC this Summer? I’m going to be teaching pottery & ceramics.
  • If you could pick a superpower, what would you choose? I’d love to be able to fly, I wouldn’t get stuck in traffic so much!
  • Name one celebrity you would like to have dinner with! I’d love to have dinner with Taylor Swift and tell her how much I loved her music when I was younger.
  • If you were an animal, what would you be? I would be a dolphin because I love swimming and being at the beach. They also love meeting new people & having a laugh!
  • Imagine you could step in a teleport for a day and go to any place and time in history. Where and when would you travel to? I’d go back to the mid ‘90s America, because I’m currently obsessed with everything from that time, and I’d love to go back to the (slightly simpler) pre-smartphone days.
  • What’s the coolest thing you’ll add to FLC or that we should know about you? I may be a newbie to FLC but I play loads of camp games at uni in Hide & Seek society, so I’m already an expert at Capture the Flag! I might be able to introduce you all to some new games too…
  • What is the best gift you ever received? I had my 11th birthday party at a bowling alley, and when we were leaving, my parents bought me a used bowling pin (it cost about £3!). It’s been eight years but I can still remember the confused looks on my friends’ faces when they thought I’d run up the lane and stolen a pin!
  • What is the nerdiest thing you do in your free time? Honestly it’s pretty hard to choose just one thing! I’m a member of my university’s Game society, where I get together with my friends once a week to play board games!
  • What is your book recommendation? I would recommend Bone Gap by Laura Ruby. It’s an amazing magical realism book which is really unique and a little spooky.
  • What are you excited about most for Summer 2020? It’s a tie between Colour War and meeting all the campers and other counselors!

 

  • What’s your name? My name is Joseph O’Brien (but most people just call me Joe)
  • Where are you from? I am from the bright and sunny city of  Glasgow, Scotland
  • What do or did you study? I studied accountancy for a year once I left school but once I realised I could do the work but didn’t enjoy it, I changed course to study Film and Television Production which I loved.
  • What will you be instructing at FLC this Summer? I will be the videographer for the boys camp but hope to help out with basketball and maybe a bit of archery (fingers crossed)
  • If you could pick a superpower, what would you choose? Although being able to web-sling around like Spiderman has always been a massive fantasy for me it would have to be teleportation. Imagine being to just go anywhere in the world in the blink of an eye not to mention the amount of time and money you’d save. You would be able to see all the planet has to offer as well as probably being the first person to see certain things and places that no h in man has ever been to or seen before.
  • Name one celebrity you would like to have dinner with! Right now if I could have dinner with one celebrity it would have to be with Spiderman himself, Tom Holland. Although he’s still young I feel like he would still have a lot of good stories and I think our personalities are very similar so we would have such a laugh and then Tom would realise that we should become best friends for life and I would then have an in with all the Avengers.
  • If you were an animal, what would you be? If I could be an animal it would probably have to be a wolf. There is just always been something about them that I have loved and been intrigued with since I was a kid.
  • Imagine you could step in a teleport for a day and go to any place and time in history. Where and when would you travel to? Although going back and seeing Michael Jordan play his last game for the Bulls live would be amazing or going forward in time to see what the world is like 2000 years from now I would probably just go back about 10 years and spend a day with my Grandfather as in the years leading up to his death I did not see him nearly enough as I should have.
  • What’s the coolest thing you’ll add to FLC or that we should know about you? Something cool I’ll add to the camp is I guess my kind of what I’ve been brought in to do and that’s be able to make videos about everyone’s amazing experiences their going to have so it’s something everyone at camp can always look back on and, well hopefully, enjoy.
  • What is the best gift you ever received? The best gift I ever received has to be my little 6 foot self assembled basketball hoop I got when I was 10 from my parents. I already quite liked basketball at the time, really I had just discovered it, but playing with this everyday outside my house cemented my love for it. I can still remember to this day my big cousin “accidentally” throwing the little size 3 ball over the hoop and it landing in the small rose bush my mum had and the ball getting burst by one of the thorns from the roses.   (P. S….. I still haven’t forgiven him)
  • What is the nerdiest thing you do in your free time? I’ve always consider myself quite a nerdy person in the traditional sense so something I would consider quite “nerdy” about is cooking/baking. It’s just something I’ve always loved doing and not to mention I watch a lot of YouTube videos and channels on it.
  • What is your book recommendation? I’m not a big reader but one book that I could not put down is Ready Player One. Although I really did like the film adaptation (and I hate being one of these people), the book really is better with all the extra story, world and character building it does. (Also if f I could add a film recommendation too since its more my wheelhouse… About Time)
  • What are you excited about most for Summer 2020? I’m most excited about spending the summer enjoying all new experiences that I’ve never had and hopefully helping others do the same, both campers and staff.