Miss J Marchington

When did you join the RGS:  January 2021.

What’s the best thing about the RGS?  Quite simply, the people, both the boys and the staff.  As cliched as it sounds, I couldn’t ask to spend my days with a better bunch of folk.

What excites you most about coming into work each day?  I laugh every day and, as the saying goes, laughter really is the best medicine.

If you could change your name to anything, what would it be?  Although I was christened Joanne, I always wanted to be called Josephine, as it sounded more mysterious.

If you were allowed one dream perk, what would it be?  To have the knees and back of a 20 year old again so I could play hockey.

What luxury would you have on a desert island?  A coffee machine (however, to actually enjoy the coffee, I would also need a regular delivery of pods and fresh milk, my favourite mug, brown sugar and chocolate powder!)  Failing that, a large vat of Marmite.

What animal most reflects your personality?  A duck.  On the surface I try to give the impression of gliding through life in a calm manner, but underneath I am actually furiously paddling to stay afloat.

What’s your favourite film and why?  West Side Story, simply beautiful and I get goosebumps when I hear the opening bars of music.

What would your autobiography be entitled?  Over the sea to Skye.

Which actor/actress would you get to play you in a film of your life?  Kate Winslet.  She plays ‘real life’ characters well and although I doubt the film would be an Oscar winner, I think she could portray a Surrey mum of two and School Receptionist with great gusto.

What food will you absolutely not, under any circumstances, eat?  Avocado.  Looks revolting, tastes disgusting and stains a white shirt.  Not a single redeeming feature.

If you could be any cartoon character who would you be?  Daffy Duck.

What’s your life philosophy/motto in life?  Try to surround yourself with people who possess two of the most important qualities in life: kindness and a twinkle in your eye.