My name is Rose and I am the local guardian for The Marches area. I love language, linguistics and learning about different cultures. I studied English Language at university and carried out research in bilingualism, which I find fascinating! As well as being a local guardian, I also teach English as an Additional Language at Shrewsbury School and English for Academic Purposes and Shrewsbury Centre University. In my free time, I enjoy singing and contemporary dance and I have just started longboard dancing (dancing on a big skateboard). I have a 4-year-old daughter called Eva, who loves horses and unicorns and a puppy called Snowy, who as you can imagine, is white and fluffy! I have worked with international students for 12 years. I understand the needs of international pupils studying in a foreign country and I am committed to providing the best levels of care and support to ensure my pupils well-being and personal development.
About the Area
Shrewsbury is a beautiful, small, medieval market town with lots of independent shops and cafes and is surrounded by The River Severn, which provided a natural moat for The Shrewsbury Castle that stands on the top of the hill in the centre of town. Opposite which is the Victorian library that used to be a school where Charles Darwin studied and if you visit, you will see Victorian graffiti written by pupils on the oak panels. Being an historical town, Shrewsbury is renowned for its quaint timber-framed buildings and for its ghost tours. Minus the ghosts (if you believe in such a thing), Shrewsbury is safe. It is small enough to find your way about through the cobbled streets yet there is plenty to do. With independent cinemas, museums, or picnics in the beautiful Quarry Park, there is much to explore. Shrewsbury comes to life during the summer months with outdoor seated cafes, street performances and live music where families of all ages come together to enjoy. Shrewsbury is also close to the boarder of scenic Wales and is easily reachable from Birmingham International Airport.
The town has a population of 98,000, it has a lot of very old buildings, a castle, and is the home of the world famous Shrewsbury Flower Show, it has been voted the town of flowers many times and also proudly holds Britains most Polite Town. Shrewsbury Castle is a must see!
Shrewsbury is twinned with Zutphen in the Netherlands.