Broaden out their horizons
Broaden out their horizons is an educational charity, established by two teachers – Linda Quinn and Martha Braggins. The charity aims to organise and fund reciprocal exchange visits between schools in the UK and their global partners. The charity’s name encapsulates its core aims – to provide life-changing experiences for young people around the world who would not otherwise have that opportunity.
The story so far
We are currently midway through our second exchange programme. In 2014-2015 we successfully completed our pilot project, bringing together the students from Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School in Islington, North London and Magoba Junior Secondary School in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. In July of 2014 the first leg of this exchange took place. 10 students and 4 teachers from EGA visited Magoba for 10 amazing days. The return leg of this exchange took place in February 2015 when 10 students from Magoba and three of their teachers visited London. This strengthened and deepened links between the two schools and was an incredible experience for the young people involved. In July 2016 12 EGA students returned to South Africa, this time to work with Ntafufu Senior Secondary school. A similar group of students will be returning to London in February 2017. View reports, photos and reflections about these trips
Broaden out their horizons is also supported by Teachers International Consultancy (TIC). TIC helps teachers find great jobs in international schools by providing a personalised, reliable and responsive recruitment and training service tailored specifically to international schools and teachers worldwide. www.ticrecruitment.com
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Helena Bonham Carter is the founding patron of broaden out their horizons.
“I am very excited to be part of something that aims to give young people around the world the opportunity not only to share what they have in common with each other, but also to learn from their differences.”