A LOCAL woman has flown to the Ascension Island in the South Atlantic Ocean to take up a two-year post teaching year three and four at Two Boats Village School.
Ruan Sinclair from Bowerhill left for the South Atlantic via RAF Brize Norton recently. She said of the move, “I’ve swapped an hour-long commute around Chippenham bypass, for a ten-minute walk in the sun to school each morning, where I teach a class of 16 wonderful children at Two Boats School.
“Since my arrival here in January, I’ve been lucky enough to watch adult green turtles lay their eggs, to see the sun set over the South Atlantic Ocean from sandy beaches and to hike over volcanoes on a regular basis. Ascension is certainly a big change from Melksham. Tuesday 25th February saw all the children of Ascension Island, supported by their teachers, take part in the Commonwealth Baton Relay, from the turtle ponds in Georgetown, to the top of Green Mountain. This was followed by a reception at the Island Administrator’s residency. The baton stopped at Ascension on its journey between St Helena and The Falklands Islands.”
Ruan, had previously spent a year teaching at Unity High School in Khartoum, Sudan; supply teaching across Wiltshire and had been at Hullavington CE Primary School for the past two and a half years.