Meet the Team: Julia Storey
Name: Julia Storey
Company Role: Primary PE Activator
Favourite quote: “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” - Walt Disney
What do you do at PEAK?
At PEAK, I help run the Trailblazers holiday camps at Whitley Bay. I also run any weekend events I can, such as football golf at Morpeth Driving Range! During term time, I work at my placement school as a teaching assistant working with both mainstream and SEND students, whilst assisting with PE and the football team. Whilst fulfilling my role as a teaching assistant, I ensure that I work my hardest so that students can be the best version of themselves not just academically but personally too.
What are your credentials/past experience, for working in your position?
I fell in love with sport when I was really young - I danced before I could even run, and I have done martial arts for the majority of my life. I chose dance and sport as two of my GCSEs, and got distinctions in both. I then followed this by doing a dual sport award at sixth form, however covid hit and I transferred this to a triple award at college! In this course, I have attained multiple qualifications such as sports coaching, anatomy and physiology, fitness training and many more! I have extensive experience working with SEND children and adults, and at karate we have a class specifically for them which I assist in teaching!
What’s your Archetype?
I am 37% caregiver, 32% athlete and 31% performer.
What do you like about working at PEAK/What are you looking forward to when working at PEAK?
I have met so many wonderful people whilst working with PEAK! My tutors Gemma and Kate are always willing to help whenever I need them no matter what time of day - even weekends! Both Dave J and Dave R have so much knowledge and experience to take on board and learn from, whilst being amazing leaders. The staff at holiday camps are absolutely lovely and we all learn from each other and stay in touch even when we are not at holiday camps too!
What’s your background?
I grew up in Blyth, Northumberland! It’s a small town with a big personality. I’ve spent a lot of my childhood travelling the UK for dance competitions. When I wasn’t dancing, I was always at Blyth Beach with my Grandma where we’d get chips and then ice cream! The person who impacted me the most was my nana, she would always get my grandad to download my songs from dance to a cd, then she’d play them and make me show her my dances in her garden. And then when she was sick, she asked my Grandad to move around the sitting room so I had space to dance there too. She was just an all around amazing woman and I miss her very much.
What are the values that drive you?
I think similarly to other PEAK coaches, simply seeing the children we work with make progress and really develop their skills and meet, even surpass their targets!
Being someone that children look up to is truly amazing and honestly the most rewarding part of working with PEAK.
Your top 3 favourite Podcasts/Books?
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - book
Life in Motion, An Unlikely Ballerina - book
Girl Online - book
What’s Good (Miniminter & Randolph) - podcast
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
When I’m not working, I watch my boyfriend and his family play cricket and I sometimes help with the scoring. It’s a nice day (when it's sunny!) to chill, relax and have a nice chat with others. I also enjoy a good Netflix binge of Friends, Big Bang Theory or How I Met Your Mother (especially with a good chinese!)