Many of our students go home for their first half term so we are busy arranging their safe transfer to and from airports. This weekend passed was our biggest half term arrival in history and all went very smoothly. Minor problems included students not being able to find their drivers straight away. Of course the drivers were there holding their yellow Bright World boards with the student names clearly on it but even so students do not find them. We are used to this though and they just need to call our emergency number or the driver and we soon hook them up together.
Those students who stayed in the UK for the half term holiday enjoyed themselves very much. Anyone staying with a host family for the first time was visited by their Bright World Buddy, our Local Coordinator who went to make sure they were happy and settled.
Above you will see one of our favourite host families, Margaret Hann, with Rita and Maggie who although they only arrived in September, are already part of the family.
"Bright World is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment."
The second winner of the Bright World WOW Award 2018/19 goes to our Accommodation and Travel Manager, Fi Williamson for outstanding work in successfully placing students with host families.
With students from the UK, Africa, China, Hong Kong, Korea, The Middle East, Eastern and Western Europe, Bournemouth Collegiate School A-Level Boarders have achieved record breaking results this year with a fantastic 74% of grades at A*-B, and 96* A*-C.