Broaden out their horizons; providing life changing experiences for young people around the world who would not otherwise have that opportunity.
We are an educational charity, established by two teachers; Linda Quinn and Martha Braggins. The charity organises, and funds, reciprocal exchange visits between schools in the UK and their global partners.
In 2014/2015 we successfully completed our first student exchange, bringing together the students from Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School in London, UK and Magoba Junior Secondary School in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. It started in July 2014 when 10 students and 4 teachers from EGA visited Magoba Junior Secondary School for 10 amazing days. The return leg of this student exchange took place in February 2015, when 10 students from Magoba JSS 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.
Our second student exchange programme took place in 2016/17. In July 2016, 12 students from EGA visited South Africa, this time to work with Ntafufu Senior Secondary school. In February 2017 we welcomed students, and their teachers, from Ntafufu to London.
We are currently mid way through our third exchange project, again involving Ntafufu Senior Secondary School, but this time working with The Urswick School in Hackney. Urswick teachers and students have just returned from an amazing visit to South Africa and we are now fundraising to bring a group of Ntafufu students back in 2019. You can follow our progress here:
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
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.”