Polly Crathorne - World Class Academy

Polly Crathorne


Program: Kite
Title: Head of School
Courses Taught: Algebra I, AP Human Geography, and Media Productions


1st Class M.A. in Human Geography from the University of Edinburgh

I come from a family of kiters in the UK. During my 12 years of kiting experience, I have competed on British, European and Asian freestyle tours. Where I come fully alive is venturing on kiting missions in unusual and remote places. Some favorite adventures have included becoming the first female to kitesurf across the English Channel (age 16) and kiting across freezing waters in Tajikistan at the record-breaking, highest altitude regatta in the world. I have continued the expeditions on foot, undertaking treks across the Jebel Sahro in Morocco, the Turgen Mountain range in Mongolia and traversing the Georgian Caucasus Mountains on the Czechnian border. I qualified as a gymnastics coach when I was younger and have continued the coaching on the water. I have held various freestyle kite clinics around the world including Limnos, Greece and Aitutaki, Cook Islands. I am also a keen snowkiter, skier and paraglider.

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