Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 13 October 2015

Star Pupil: Elaine Kelly

Published 13/06/2012

Elaine Kelly, project co-ordinator Open Your Mind project
Elaine Kelly, project co-ordinator Open Your Mind project

Elaine Kelly, project co-ordinator Open Your Mind project

Where were you educated?

I went to Star of the Sea Primary School in Warrenpoint, Sacred Heart Grammar in Newry and University of Ulster, Jordanstown.

What was your favourite subject?

I always enjoyed humanities such as English and history but I also thoroughly enjoyed technology and design until GCSE. I really got a feel for sociology at A-Level and decided to continue this as my degree. I enjoy learning about other people and I feel this has underpinned my working life.

Are school days the best day of your life?

I think school does have a huge influence over defining the person you become. I enjoyed university rather than school, probably due to the independence.

Were you a teacher’s pet or a ‘naughty step’ pupil?

I was definitely not a ‘naughty step’ pupil, I generally toed the line — I always liked to keep under the radar at school rather than being in the limelight.

What is your best school memory?

I really enjoyed the opportunity to take part in the local feis — in particular the orchestra and choir — I feel this was a great opportunity to improve my own confidence.

Did any teacher have a positive influence on you?

I had two very influential teachers, my home economics teacher in third year and my A-Level teacher of sociology — both had a very positive influence on my school experience and in my own personal development.

From the web

Sponsored Videos

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph