We were delighted to meet with Mr Castro, a Teacher of Spanish, French, Games and PE. We spoke to Mr Castro to learn more about him and his roles.
How long have you worked at the school?
I started in September 2023.
What does your role involve?
I teach Spanish, Games and a bit of French.
What is your favourite thing at the school?
I don’t think I could choose just one thing, as I love several aspects of my life here at Belmont. For example, my Form 7JC is a group of 20 pupils full of energy and a desire to learn; they are good fun and have been a key aspect of my adaptation to Belmont. Additionally, I enjoy coaching various sports, especially football. Another highlight is the fantastic colleagues I have here at Belmont. Of course, I also find great joy in teaching my mother tongue and sharing the culture of Spain with the pupils.
Do you have any advice for our pupils which could help them to get the most out of their time at the school?
I would say give your best at everything you do because you always feel proud of yourself when you do your very best, regardless of the outcome.
What is your favourite book and film for our pupils and why?
I love reading books about Roman History, one of my favourite books is “Circo Maximo”. And one of my favourite movies is Gladiator.
Could you share an inspirational quote with us? How does it inspire you?
“Work beat talent when talent does not work”. talent alone is not always sufficient for success. If a talented individual does not put in the necessary effort, practice consistently, or work hard to improve their skills, someone who is less naturally gifted but is committed to working hard can outperform them.
Can you tell us something that we might not know about you?
I love sports; when my football career finished, I started playing Padel tennis. Currently, I am doing a course to become a Padel coach. Also, I am an Atletico de Madrid football fan, the best club in Madrid.