If it wasn’t for an unexpected work placement in a children’s nursery, High Bank Manager Zara Watkinson may well have now been playing professional sport or certainly employed somewhere in a sporting capacity.
So, we’re obviously glad that she took a different career direction.
When she was at school, Zara played cricket, swimming and football and made representative level for all three sports.
A bit like Star Wars, Martin Thorpe jokes his passion for music started ‘a long time ago’, although rather than a galaxy far away, in his case it was in London.
It’s a passion which benefits children today at High Bank thanks to Martin’s role as ‘The Music Man’.
Martin, 65, comes to the nursery each week to sing songs with our pre-school children, as part of the extra-curricular activities we offer at no extra costs.