Mr Astbury’s love of geography started from a young age, having spent 2 years in Indonesia living in the shadow of an active volcano. When he returned to the UK, he made the decision to enrol at Plymouth University to achieve a degree in geography. He then worked in a summer camp in the USA, teaching sailing for two summers before completing his PGCE in the UK, specialising in Geography.
Since then, Mr Astbury has worked in two schools in the UK, and has been teaching IGCSE and A Level geography and KS3 humanities in Bucharest for the last three years, at an outstanding international school set to becoming Romania’s first High Performance Learning School. Passionate about his subject, with a particular interest in sustainability and the environment, Mr Astbury believes that geography is key to a better understanding of global society and enjoys using geography to fire the imagination and bring the whole world into the classroom.
In his spare time, Mr Astbury enjoys rock climbing and cycling in the summer, and snowboarding in the winter, so he is looking forward to living in Ljubljana - the perfect place to live for these activities!