Mr Jamie Forde, Swimming Pool Technician
What do you do at Bethany?
I see to the day to day running of the pool and help the pupils with both swimming and fitness.
What did you do before you came to Bethany?
Before my time at Bethany I was a duty manager and pool manager at a large holiday resort. I also worked on the railway, maintaining the lines.
What is your favourite novel/music/artist/film and why?
Escape to Victory just because it’s a feel-good film for me.
What is your favourite quotation and why?
If at first you don’t succeed then try, try again. My nan always used to say it to us.
What was your favourite subject at School and why?
Physical Education – I just love anything to do with sport and fitness.
Why do you like working at Bethany?
I like helping the pupils and it feels like one big happy family here.
What interests do you have outside Bethany?
During my free time I enjoy sports such as boxing, running and general gym work. My family and I are members of English heritage and love to visit historical sites such as castles.
What is your favourite childhood memory?
That would be our yearly family camping trips to Scotland and Sussex.
What is your favourite colour and why?
Green, as it reminds me of the countryside and spring. Also red as it’s the colour of my famous Arsenal F.C.
If you were not doing what you are doing now, what would you like to do?
I would like to live in Cornwall on my very own farm.