South Burnett musician and school teacher Helen Wintour.
South Burnett musician and school teacher Helen Wintour. Contributed

Q AND A: School teacher hits the high notes

THERE are so many truly remarkable people in the South Burnett.

Each and every one of us has a lifetime of achievements, opinions, beliefs and lessons learned.

The Q and A feature is an opportunity to showcase some of the exceptional people in our proud region.

This week, we hear from South Burnett musician and school teacher Helen Wintour.

1. What is something you resent paying for?

Health. I believe that this should be accessible for everyone.

2.What is the best advice you have ever received?

When you can't change something - "it is what it is”.

3. What do you do to relax?

I like playing and listening to music. Sometimes I need to ride my push bike in the fresh air, read a good book or do some housework.

4. What is one thing you would struggle to quit?

I would struggle to quit music. It's always been a part of my life. I've played guitar since I was nine, and singing since I was 16.

5. What do you wish you knew when you were younger?

I wish I knew that life is the journey, not always the fairytale. There are many opportunities and directions that you can take to change your path.

6. What is the worst injury you've had and how did it happen?

Probably a car accident when I was four or five.

7. What would your friends say is your worst habit?

I sell myself short all the time. People always tell me at work I need to have more confidence in myself.

8. What's the nicest thing someone has ever done for you?

The people who have supported my musical journey.

9. If you could write a new law what would it be?

I think there should be stronger penalties for drug sellers.

10. What do you do when you have 30 minutes free?

At the moment I am learning new songs and studying. I am also planning an overseas trip next year.