Explore The World

BRINGING THE WORLD TO YOU!

Hannah has taught in schools in India, China, Cambodia, Brazil, Ghana, Malawi and Zambia.

 

She has lived with families and teachers in mud huts, huge skyscrapers, self-built housing and favelas. 

 

She has 100s of stories to share about how children from around the world live, work and play!

Special Engagement Days

 

Pupils are invited to a special assembly to hear Hannah’s stories from her adventures from around the world. Dispelling the myths, raising awareness of other cultures, and countries and giving our children one step ahead by learning how others live, work and play as they launch into a multicultural future!

 

 

  • How do children in Zambia go to school?

  • What's life like for rural children in Malawi?

  • What are homes like in Brazilian Favelas?

  • How much work do Chinese children really do?

  • What's life like for children in India's slums?

 


 

Throughout the day they can learn children’s games, dances and crafts. From Indian Kabbadi, to Ghanian Azonto to flying a hand-made kite, playing football with street rubbish and so much more! We bring worldwide experiences to your children.

Curriculum case studies

 

Hannah has first-hand experience of curriculum case studies, that pupils have been reading about for decades. She now provides presentations and classes on what the textbooks are missing, bringing meaning to the photographs, through the people Hannah has met. Locations include:

 

Rocinha Favela, Rio de Janerio

Amazon Rainforest, Brazil

Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Grand Canyon, Arizona

Taj Mahal, India

Dharavi Slum, Mumbai

Three Gorges Dam, China

Great Wall, China
 Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe

Chobe Safari, Botswana

Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa

 and many more!

 

Other stories come from:

  • working as a cowgirl in Canada, USA and Australia

  • scuba diving, sailing and surfing our great seas and oceans

  • living and working with a family in rural Malawi (one of the poorest countries in the World) 

  • living with the San People in Botswana

  • sleeping in a hammock strung up in the Amazon Rainforest for a week

 

The little girl from Kidderminster has solo backpacked over 40 different countries! Living and working in places, and with people, that no tour book could explain!

 

Travel for Higher Education

 

Hannah is also a great ambassador for higher education, taking on challenges and making the most of opportunities! Relying on ability not on heritage.

 

She grew up as a Pupil Premium child in Kidderminster. She never expected to go to university but was the first in her family to do so. She headed to the University of Dundee in Scotland, and graduated with a 1st class Masters in Geography and Psychology.

 

This is where her travelling adventures began. She was one of just two UK students to be awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for Outstanding European Students, to study at the University of Minnesota, focusing on Climate Change and Sustainability.

 

A second scholarship took her to Australian National University in Canberra where she focused on Aboriginal Water Management. She went on to publish her undergraduate paper. Published here .

 

Her experiences have put her at the front of UK and US Embassies all over the world and the House of Lords, London.

 

 

How does it fit with Ofsted?

From 2019 your school can now be recognised for how it celebrates people from a wide range of backgrounds (religious, ethnic and socioeconomic) and how other cultures are celebrated at your school.

The October 2018 report on 'Obesity, healthy eating and physical activity in primary school' concluded that schools should focus on improving the things they are best placed to do, such as:

  • providing ample opportunity for children to take physical exercise during the school day – with lots of opportunities to ‘get out of breath’.

Integrate us into your outcomes to play cultural sports, activities, dance and crafts from all corners of the globe.

Open Trail (registered charity: 1172191)

hannah@opentrail.co.uk

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