I was part of the pilot program for UFV in 2009. I worked at five islands primary and fell in love with my students, teaching and the school community. My highlight was when my students taught me to play cricket and seeing their reaction when we brought sporting equipment. Before then they had been using rocks and sticks to play cricket and soccer. Everyday when I stepped off the bus I felt like a welcomed celebrity into the Five Islands community. I’m now in my second year as a vice principal for the north van school district and I teach grade 6/7.