0 Getting Personal with Dan Cornish

Highfield&Brookham DanielCornishDan Cornish - a bat wielding, karaoke singing groundsman who prefers a lie-in, especially on rainy days!


Who are you? Dan Cornish, groundsman at Highfield and Brookham Schools.

Family status? In a relationship.

Who's your hero and why? Ian 'Beefy' Botham. As a cricket fan, I tried to play like him. It never happened!

What would you change about yourself? Be a better cricketer - more like Ian Botham.

What's been the highlight of your career so far? Still waiting for that!

Which three people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party? Tiger Woods, Prince and Billy Joel.

Do you have any bad habits? Too many to list!

... or any good ones? No!

Do you go to bed worrying about the next day's workload? No!

What are you reading at the moment? This questionnaire.

What are your pet peeves? Getting up in the morning; and running out of strimmer cord.

If you could go anywhere right now, where would it be? Probably home!

What's the best part of your job? Receiving good feedback from the school community.

… and the worst? Getting wet through whilst sitting on a mower.

Highfield&Brookham RollerDo you have a lifetime ambition? To work at Lord's.

Favourite record, and why? Billy Joel's Piano Man - a karaoke classic.

Who would you choose to spend a romantic evening with? I've got to put the girlfriend, otherwise she'll kill me!

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Retire.

What's your favourite smell? Freshly cut grass.

What do you do in your spare time? Play a lot of sport - cricket, golf and football.

What's the daftest work related question you have ever been asked? "What are you doing?" whilst sat on a mower!

What's your favourite piece of kit? Chainsaw.

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Funny, team player.

What talent would you like to have? To be able to play the guitar.

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