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British teacher Ben Illingworth reflects of his time with the charity in 2013 and his subsequent journey to becoming a teacher
“My experience was a huge eye opener. We travelled extensively and I developed a number of coaching and teaching skills. Today, these all help me in my capacity as a teacher.”
Ben’s motivation to join the Pride included a desire to share rugby values with children and young people in Africa.
Now a qualified teacher in his 5th year. Ben has several coaching qualifications: Rugby Ready, Level 1 Coaching, Scrum Factory, Entry level RFU Referee, plus his PGCE and QTS.
“My experience was a huge eye opener. We travelled extensively and I developed a number of coaching and teaching skills. Today, these all help me in my capacity as a teacher. I believe patience, resilience, and communication were also skills that I developed massively, both through the travelling and coaching. My confidence level increased and my ability to deal with anything that was thrown at me definitely improved!”
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