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Yesterday, I fell off my chair. Twice.

Yesterday, I fell off my chair. Twice.

The unfortunate incident(s) occurred whilst reading an article about a school expedition: a four week adventure to trek Nepal’s Annapurna Circuit and take part in a community project. Nothing exceptional in that, I hear you cry, except this school…

Posted in: Schools Date: 07/04/2014 view full POST
How to be a superhero (teacher)

How to be a superhero (teacher)

Homework to mark? Meetings? That dentist appointment. Date night. Laundry. Not forgetting Friday night’s parents’ evening, or the promise you made to run the London marathon wearing nothing but a mankini and waving a “save the Rhinos” banner. IS ‘LIFE’ GETTING IN THE WAY OF YOUR BEST INTENTIONS? Here’s how to be a super-hero to your students.

Posted in: Schools Date: 02/01/2014 view full POST
Trip of the Month - January

Trip of the Month - January

What’s black, white and red all over? Yes, it’s our new China expedition (and no, there are no sun burnt penguins, sorry). Our trip of the month to kick off 2014 includes Pandas, inner-Mongolia (yes, in China) and much more!

Posted in: Schools Date: 01/01/2014 view full POST
Holy men and Ray Bans

Holy men and Ray Bans

Picture the scene: You’re walking through a busy market… the stalls are buzzing, the trinkets are calling, banana pancakes, tailor-made shirts, holy men with Ray Bans and, oh, a cow that’s ‘relieved itself’ on your leg. Welcome to India and a teacher’s inspection visit like no other.

Posted in: STC News Date: 28/11/2013 view full POST
Architecture to Adventure, via Barbie and Bolivia

Architecture to Adventure, via Barbie and Bolivia

You’ve got to love careers advice at school. Mechanical engineering vs the army. Let me think. Was I interested in either? About as much as I was into blow drying my short-back-and-sides. I’m often asked how I ended up doing what I do, well,  from Architecture to Barbie and Bolivia to Devon Desserts, here’s how I nearly didn’t find my nirvana.

Posted in: Schools / STC News Date: 06/11/2013 view full POST
Luke warm llama testicles and re-fried cabbage

Luke warm llama testicles and re-fried cabbage

“Miss? MISS!!! Stop the bus! The luke warm llama testicles and re-fried cabbage we got second hand from the market stall appears to have by-passed my digestive system and headed straight for the lining of my trousers.”  Moving swiftly on, here are our top ‘10 commandments’ for keeping you solid.

Posted in: safety / Schools Date: 21/10/2013 view full POST
Trip of the Month - Vietnam

Trip of the Month - Vietnam

Read all about our fantastic new expedition to Vietnam! This is a month long adventure into the heart of the country complete with trekking, project work, river cruises, kayaking, snorkelling, rock climbing, tribal community visits and, of course, cooking lessons!

Posted in: Trip of the month Date: 18/10/2013 view full POST

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