WHAT STUDENTS SAY...
“Going to China was the best experience of my life! The country is beautiful, the people are so friendly, I learned so much about the culture and the food was amazing. This is an experience I’ll never forget”
HANNAH - AGED 10
“Being a Global Youth Ambassador has helped me become more confident and I feel proud of who I am, I know I can do anything now”
OLLY - AGED 13
Your school was amazing! I put all your presents in a little display in my bedroom, so I can always remember my visit.
A big thankyou to all your teachers and other members of staff for showing us around and giving us a once-in-a-life-time opportunity!”
SAM - AGED 11
“My family was not originally from the UK, and at times I felt a minority and an outsider. Being a GYA has shown me that others have felt this way too and that I have a great support network from all my fellow students at my school. I no longer feel an outsider and will help others feel included”
ISAIAH - AGED 16
WHAT SCHOOLS SAY...
“Being a part of the Global Youth Ambassador Project has been a major success at Talbot Primary School. Since 2016, we have hosted children from different areas of China. Our children have had the opportunity to undertake some fantastic training to understand and know what it means to be a Global Citizen. This year we took our first group of Year 5 students for an educational visit to China. The impact has been life changing and has continued back in the class room and into the wider school community”
KATE CURTIS - HEAD TEACHER - TALBOT PRIMARY
“Implementing the GYAP programme into my school has provided my students with invaluable opportunities to develop a deeper socio-cultural understanding and developing as young global leaders of the future”
JON COLEBROOK - ASSISTANT HEAD TEACHER - REDBRIDGE SECONDARY SCHOOL
“Working with OneWorld Education UK, over the last couple of years, has provided a fantastic experience for all stakeholders connected to the school – from host families, our GYA’s, teachers, TA/HLTAs and Governors. We have been fortunate to send teachers and TA’s, Governors and office staff to China along with a group of Year 5 pupils – all gaining an experience that will remain with them for a lifetime. Our work with OneWorldcontinues and we look forward to welcoming Chinese students into our school together with another trip to China for our pupils”
SCOTT TAIT - HEAD TEACHER - BISHOP ALDHELM'S C.E.V.A PRIMARY
“Since being involved with the Global Youth Ambassador Project, we have had so many positive outcomes for our students. The positive impact to our school has been life changing for our students.
Some of the highlights:
Personally attending a fully funded educational summit in China and meeting other educators from around the globe
Meeting a female Deputy Headteacher from Australia who is an engineer. She has since shared resources with our school to help inspire our girls into the industry.
Hosting students from China and watching our students excel in designing the programme and supporting our visitors
Hearing the positive impact it has had on families whilst being a host family – creating friends for life
Sending a group of our students to China, some of which have never been out of the country. Seeing the change in these students and the connection they have as a group and the teachers that attended is inspiring and reminds me why I became a teacher
Mikes personal attention and drive for education in all areas is infectious and meets our aim as a school to sustain change in our school and students. This is more than just an experience, it is a lasting action that will benefit our school, teachers and students.”