RED turns five with Andy

RED is turning five this month! We’ve decided to throwback to when the RED team was five to celebrate RED’s birthday.

What has changed in the world since you were five?

There is a lot more to do, the world has definitely shrunk thanks to air travel. We’ve become more demanding and expecting as a society too – we want things immediately.

We used to play outside all the time and be an active bunch, now there’s an iPad generation. So, it’s more important to instil a sense of adventure and appreciation of the outdoors in children.

What are your memories of being five?

My earliest memory was watching TV. I liked watching it on a Saturday morning, and watching films with my brother – Star Wars was a favourite. I have lots of memories of trips to the park and riding my bike. I had a yellow and black BMX, which seemed to be the greatest thing at the time.

If you could be a five-year-old for one day, what would you do?

I think I’d go back and learn to appreciate being silly and messing about without any responsibilities.

What are your five favourite movies

Citizen Kane is number one. Then Once Upon a Time in America, and I could watch Vertigo on a loop. I also like Die Hard with a Vengeance and Borat.

What are your five favourite songs?

My all-time favourite is Mack the Knife by Sonny Rollins, ten minutes of splendid jazz. I also like Gustav Mahler’s Adagietto from Symphony no5, Isle of Arran by Loyle Carner, Cole Porter’s Everytime We Say Goodbye. More currently, I enjoy Skepta’s Man.

What is the difference between five-year-olds today and when you were young?

They are perhaps more expectant and reliant on technology.

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