Dolphin School in Hurst, an independent day school for boys and girls aged 3 to 13, is delighted to announce that former pupil, Jo Hurst (nee Young), has returned, 17 years after she left at the age of 13, to take up the post of Head of English.
25th January 2018 — Dolphin School in Hurst, an independent day school for boys and girls aged 3 to 13, is delighted to announce that former pupil, Jo Hurst (nee Young), has returned, 17 years after she left at the age of 13, to take up the post of Head of English.
Jo was a pupil at Dolphin for 10 years from the age of 3. After going on to spend her senior years studying at Queen Anne’s, Jo read English Literature at Cambridge University. Since graduating Jo has gained vast experience working at Windsor Boys and Dauntsey’s and she is very excited that the latest step in her career has brought her back to Dolphin.
Jo said; ‘My earliest memory of Dolphin – possibly my earliest memory at all – is walking round and round in circles for the nursery production of ‘Walking in the Air’, my snowman costume slowly disintegrating into a puddle around me. Of course, it being Dolphin I had spent weeks constructing my costume (entirely of foam, to capture a suitably ethereal appearance) and I was devastated.
From there, the memories escalate. There’s dropping a slightly-too-big rock of sodium into water in the middle of the playground and watching the glass tub shatter; bouncing up and down on a via ferrata in the Alps; cross-country runs through Arctic conditions; and the plays, all those school plays.
I am delighted to be returning to the school as Head of English this term, not only for my sake, but also for my children who are starting their adventure at Dolphin this term too.’
Tom Lewis, Head of Dolphin School, said; “We’re delighted that Jo has joined the team. As a former pupil she has a unique perspective and special affection for the school which we know she will use to great effect to inspire the children.”