In 2019/20, Secondary schools from across England were awarded grants to travel all over the world, through funding from the Department for Education in partnership with the British Council. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many schools could not travel, but those who did were able to give their pupils truly exceptional experiences of different countries and cultures.
“I’m truly so grateful for the opportunity, it’s taught me so much and has been an incredibly valuable experience, one of which I will definitely carry with me. It’s also given me more motivation to travel and get to experience new things. Thank you so much for allowing me to make the most of the trip, for giving me a wider perspective of what daily life entails for different people and for letting us experience a brand-new culture altogether. Genuinely was the most amazing week I've ever had the privilege of experiencing and now I am so lucky to be able to share it with my friends and peers and to look back on it in the future (and hopefully return one day).” Pupil from North Leamington School on their trip to India.
“It was an excellent experience for all staff and students involved. I’m certain that this has had an impact on our students’ awareness of other cultures and norms. Equally, there was a positive buzz in the school overall after the arrival of the Spanish students. A great experience overall!” Head Teacher from Priory Community School on their trip to Spain.
Due to travel restrictions, we are not currently taking grant applications, however we are reviewing options and hope to launch the next phase soon.
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