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Hi everyone, I'm Katie, I'm 18 years old and I'm from Blackpool.  Before I came to Castlerigg I went to college and studied Chemistry, Biology and Maths.  I am hoping to go to university one day to study Chemistry.  I first came to Castlerigg on retreat in year 9 and I loved it so much that I decided to come again in year 10.  I was also lucky enough to go to Lourdes three times with Castlerigg.  When I came here on retreat I was inspired by the work of the gap year volunteers and I wanted to help young people to discover and learn about their faith so I signed up for the gap year.

When I'm not working I enjoy shopping, going out with my friends and family, watching films and reading.  I am really excited for my year at Castlerigg and I am hoping to meet lots of nice people.