My name is Di Davies & I have been working, as a teaching assistant at Swallows and Amazons for 12 years now. I'm British & have been living in Asia for the past 27 years, the last 22 being in Singapore. After leaving the U.K. I took a career break from Optics and worked in a medical practice in Hong Kong. It was when my children were attending pre-school in Singapore that I decided this was an area I'd enjoy working in.
I enjoy working here because I believe that learning should be fun. As Plato said 'The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.' And this is what we do at Swallows & Amazons. Also, the children are encouraged to be curious, to explore, to be risk takers, and to be independent. I get great fulfillment out of my work & the children's comments & expressions always make me smile - to see the look of excitement on their faces when a science experiment works or a comment such as 'I can't believe I could do that!' always makes my day!