Jenny Rumble, Relax and Revise Programme Manager and Lana Foster, Bright World Managing Director travelled to London earlier this month to meet the new Principal of Chartam at the Stay Academy, Claire Woollam. During their trip, they also met with Hannah and Sam who are activity leaders and tutors for the October half term Relax and Revise programme.
We are delighted to report that all the students were very happy at the Stay Academy and expressed that they were very much enjoying their half term. Shortly after their visit from Bright World, the students were taken on a sight-seeing trip to Westminster and were looking forward to their shopping trip at nearby Westfield shopping centre the day after.
Left - Lana Foster and Hannah, Activity Leader for Relax and Revise, Right - Jenny Rumble and Relax and Revise student
At Bright World, we know that every student we look after is unique. We also know that international boarding students are a niche group, who have different holiday needs to British students or international students who are in the UK on short study breaks. After the initial homesickness has worn off, the UK quickly becomes our boarders’ second home and during their half-terms they want to relax, in the same way British boarders would. However, as many of them are on intensive study programmes, they also need the opportunity to study and revise, so that they can go back to school feeling not only refreshed, but calm and in control of their work.
“Bright World has worked closely with Chartam to try and create a programme which our students can enjoy and where they feel that their needs have been considered. We have also tried to find a balance between the things that parents would want for their children when they’re overseas and what students want for themselves. With this in mind, the accommodation is safe and secure and there are age-appropriate guidelines for going out with friends. We try to counter the boredom that can creep in at half-term, wherever you may be, by providing an optional schedule of supervised activities including bowling, trips to the cinema, shopping, sight-seeing, museums and sporting activities.” Jenny Rumble, Relax and Revise Programme Manager.
We are also very excited to announce that we will be moving Relax and Revise to a new London centre for the February half term onwards. The new centre promises not only enhanced facilities, bigger rooms and bathrooms, but also a location that is next to a tube station and shopping centre, which means that it will be much more accessible to London. More news on this brand new state-of-the-art campus that represents over £100M of investment when we visit later in the year.
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