Earlier this month, 4 members of our Head Office team attended the 10th anniversary of the British Boarding Schools Workshop (BBSW) and the 19th event overall.
BBSW aims to get back to basics in a fast-paced technological age, by allowing schools and agents the chance to meet face-to-face, whether it’s within a scheduled appointment, over a cup of coffee, or at breakfast.
Over two days, our Managing Director, Director of Admissions and two Guardianship Care Managers met with many UK boarding schools and carefully selected educational consultants representing over 50 countries worldwide. This presented our team with the perfect opportunity to introduce themselves to our new partners and to update existing partner agents on the latest news and developments from Bright World. We like to keep all of our partners consistently updated with our new policies and programmes and enjoy having a good catch up at this bi-annual event.
All agents at BBSW are carefully selected and screened to ensure a high quality representation. Only those who are already established in the UK boarding schools' market, or who are genuinely trying to establish themselves in the market, are accepted. Approximately 85 agencies attended the workshop and it was a very special event for Bright World’s Managing Director, Lana Foster who met some of these agents at the very first workshop back in April 2006.
To mark the BBSW’s very special birthday, guests were treated to a gala dinner at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel. After dinner, opera singers posing as waiters and a chef treated everyone to a surprise performance and brought everyone to their feet.
It was a pleasure to attend such a fantastic event and congratulations to the British Boarding School’s Workshop on their 10th anniversary. We look forward to continuing our support at the BBSW in the many years to come.
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Sherborne International, a Bright World Partner School, has been in touch today to let us know they still have places for September 2018 in all year groups, though very limited - read on to see how to apply and learn more about how Bright World can help you to find a great host family near Sherborne School.
Lisa Palmer, the Director of Admissions and Marketing at Taunton School has returned from a short vacation and has sent us A BIG hello from an unusually warm and sunny Taunton!