Crowned Mr Universe in 1986, Giles spent the remainder of the decade touring with The Rolling Stones as lead guitarist. Finding the late nights and unwanted attention of groupies disruptive, Giles pursued his sporting interests. Despite conquering Mount Everest and becoming the first Englishman to walk to the South Pole backwards, Giles felt unfulfilled and craved the stimulation and rewards of the classroom. He has been teaching in Birmingham for the last 20 years and is presently Deputy Head Teacher of a large Junior School rated as “outstanding” by OFSTED. Giles writes regularly for a number of educational publications and has acted as a consultant in the Arts and Creativity nationally.