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'I felt I had to try and help in some way, even from afar': NI yoga teacher Rebecca Quinn on moving to Australia and starting her own business

When Tyrone-born Rebecca Quinn left home with her husband in 2019 to explore a new life in Australia, she set up her own yoga business. Linda Stewart finds out how the teacher is now delivering a lifeline to locked-down kids and former pupils back home

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Big change: Rebecca Quinn has been teaching yoga in Australia since she moved there in 2019

Big change: Rebecca Quinn has been teaching yoga in Australia since she moved there in 2019

Hannah Donnelly, aged 11, enjoying yoga class

Hannah Donnelly, aged 11, enjoying yoga class

Hugo McCrory, aged four enjoying yoga class

Hugo McCrory, aged four enjoying yoga class

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Big change: Rebecca Quinn has been teaching yoga in Australia since she moved there in 2019

Watching from the other side of the world, Rebecca Quinn was horrified at what was unfolding in Northern Ireland.

The teacher had left her home in Donaghmore in 2019 and travelled to Australia with her husband Eoin to explore a new life, but was shocked to see how her former pupils back home were faring, particularly after the news broke about the Transfer tests.

"I'd seen the news at home with the 11-plus and it really affected me personally. I knew a lot of children at home, from my own family and friends, who were affected," she says.


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