Itziar Laoise Leyden
Fine Arts Degree, University of the Basque Country
9 years experience teaching ESL
9 years experience working with children
Where are you from?
I was born in Pamplona but I visit England frequently as my mother’s English. I loved playing with my cousins when we were over and still enjoy visiting my family there.
What sports do you like?
I’ve always liked football. I used to play in my village team when I was a teenager but now I particularly enjoy hiking.
What’s your favourite food?
I love spicy food but I also really enjoy the food from here. “Pintxos” are great!
What was your favourite game when you were a kid?
I’d spend hours making dens anywhere. I’d use stones, sticks and anything I’d find if I was in the mountains and pillows and blankets when I was at home.
What was your favourite film when you were a kid?
My favourite film was “The Jungle Book”. I would watch it time and time again without getting sick of it. The tape was stretched I watched it so often!
What do you like about Pamplona?
I’ve always thought there’s something special about Pamplona. I love the town walls and the view from them. I also like the fact you have everything you need but at the same time it’s a small town and you can walk everywhere.
Do you have any hobbies?
I like spending time in nature, walking in the mountains. I also like travelling and getting to know new places and people.