10 Nov One of 40 inspiring alumni aged 40 and under
Becoming a teacher was never a career option William Pike had considered.
A three times national water polo champion at school, a keen sportsman and someone who loved the outdoors, his education was focused much more outside rather than inside the classroom, freely admitting that he “didn’t take school too seriously.”
Leaving school and securing a job at a local dive shop seemed a good fit with his interests until a friend suggested William join him at teachers college. With only marginally acceptable school grades, he was told he needed to “shape up or ship out.” Within a few weeks he was hooked.