2017 - The Story so far and looking ahead
2017 is flashing by and as we reach the halfway point in the year, we feel it would be good to reflect on a great year so far and look forward to what’s ahead.
We’ve had some great moments over the last six months, meeting lots of new faces and working with a variety of new partners. We’ve also had the pleasure of welcoming our first ever groups of Irish students. Working across a variety of sectors including Multimedia, Child Care and Animal Care, the five groups we’ve welcomed from Ireland have added a positive new dimension and it’s been fantastic getting to know each and every student.
In addition to all our regular participants, 2017 has already been a busy year for our Delegate Teacher Groups - visiting on short study programmes. These programmes include visits to local industry, lectures, learning from field experts and cultural trips. Every group that’s visited this year seems to have brought the sunshine with them and made the most of everything South Devon has to offer.
It's been fun trying some new activities for our Weekly Meetings, including cake decorating, pig racing and a fantastic visit to Buckfast Abbey by vintage bus and steam train.
We look forward to the busy summer ahead, including welcoming a large number of German students from long-standing partner, Provadis, in July and August.
Finally, we would like to say a big thank you to all our work placements and host families so far in 2017 for creating such amazing experiences!