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Miss Sewnauth and Miss Waugh

What is your full name?
Yvonne Emma Sewnauth.

What do you teach?
Foundation Stage 1 Class Teacher and Year Leader.

What is your top tip to dealing with the stay at home policy?
My life mantra, to be honest, which is to ‘always smile and stay positive’! Situations could always be a whole lot worse, and no matter how hard it gets, it’s best to look on the bright side – a positive mind brings a positive life … oh and chocolate biscuits! (We’re all allowed one vice, right?!)

How are you staying active?
I’m regularly going out running and walking, as well as fitting in the odd yoga session and HIIT workout. I’m also delighted now that the cycle tracks have reopened, but with temperatures soaring, it will need to be the indoor trainer from now on!

What is your favourite food?
Gosh, I genuinely don’t have a favourite – I enjoy every cuisine and miss dining out! However, you really can’t beat a delicious slice of baked Scottish salmon and some veggies. The lovely thing about this situation is that I’ve found I’m cooking more… although, not quite got around to mastering the art of bread making as most people appear to have during this period!

How do you relax in the evenings?
Again, I really try to get in some form of exercise, either in the morning before work or in the evening once the laptop is switched off, before coming home to cook dinner, whilst listening to music. Then, either watch Netflix or read a good book, which currently is ‘The Hunting Party’!

 

 

What is your full name?
Sophie Charlotte Waugh.

What do you teach?
Physical Education.

What is your top tip to dealing with the stay at home policy?
I’ve personally found it important to stick to a daily routine to get a good work-life balance. Drinking lots of water and scheduling brain-breaks from the screen also help me as I struggle to sit still.

How are you staying active?
I start each day with a walk or run – I love going out early before the crowds and feeling like I have the place to myself. It’s lovely and calm. I also do a Zoom HIIT class every morning and go for an evening walk or run… got to get those steps in for Lynx House!

 

What is your favorite food?
I adore Sushi! It’s a great treat to work towards enjoying every so often and my favourite restaurant has a dangerously good offer on at the moment – eek!

How do you relax in the evenings?
I run or walk to un-wind at the end of the day. I’ve recently started listening to podcasts which are a great accompaniment to my exercise routine – although I probably look a bit odd laughing by myself whilst listening to The Ramseys…they’re a hilarious Geordie comedic duo.

I also wanted to learn a new skill throughout this experience so for the first time ever, I’ve begun to paint…by-numbers! Everyone’s got to start somewhere ay!

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