Purvis aged 17, recently spent a week of work experience at
the Star. He is studying A-Levels at Laurelhill Community
College and has a part time job in Subway.
What do you like doing on your day off?
I like to go into Lisburn or Belfast with my friends or
go to the cinema.
If you were to choose your favourite meal what would it be,
where and why?
The steak in a restaurant called Max Beach on the Costa
del Sol is really nice. The restaurant has a great
atmosphere and brilliant views of the sea.
What has been your proudest moment?
Getting a B in my maths GCSE. I got a U in my mock and
was told I wouldn't get higher than a D so I was very
What was the most frightening moment of your life?
Two years ago when I was in Spain on a family holiday we
arrived early in the morning and the taxi driver taking us
to our apartment fell asleep. My Dad had to argue with him
to keep him awake. It was scary as the car started to drift
across a busy road.
How would you describe your taste in clothes? What's the
most you ever spent on a single item?
I like casual clothes. Most of my clothes are bought in
Quicksilver. My most expensive item is a coat that cost
What was your most embarrassing moment?
There are lots. Showing up in School with one black
school shoe and one trainer was embarrassing.
What music do you like?
I like all sorts of music but my favourites re Rock and
Indie. My favourite bands include Franz Ferdinand and the
Artic Monkeys. I also really like Charlotte Church.
What sports person do you most admire?
Describe your best ever holiday. What would your dream
My best holiday is probably last year's. My family and I
go to Costa Del Sol every year. My dream holiday would be to
travel to Japan or Australia. I'd love to take a Gap year
before University to see more of the world.
What is your greatest remaining ambition?
I'd love to work on radio or as a journalist so I
suppose my greatest ambition is to get a job in one of these
If you were on a desert island what three things would you
like to take with you?
My Ipod, my sister and my phone.
If you could spend a day with a celebrity whom would you
Alex Kapranos from Franz Ferdinand or Jo Whiley from
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