The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust offers 100 travel fellowships a year to British citizens of any age or occupation. Applicants propose a study project related to their job or interests and, if selected, make their own arrangements. The average stay overseas is eight weeks. Categories include: the training of teachers; promoting parenting skills; and sport and the fitness of schoolchildren. Closing date: October 24. For details, send SAE to Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, 15 Queen's Gate Terrace, London SW7 5PR.
FREE BOOKS FOR YOUR SCHOOL
A new Internet website - www.okukbooks.com - promotes the best of British children's literature, acts as a specialist bookshop and information resource, and contains reviews written (on to disc) by children. Any new schools joining its review panel will receive a batch of books. Please write to: Lisa Bruce, OKUK Books Ltd, Suite 6, 91 St Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4AP.
The principal of a Sarajevan school for 7 to 14-year-olds has contacted the Healing Hands Network with a request for exercise and text books and help in creating a language laboratory (120 of the 1,200 pupils lost their fathers in the recent war and 90 per cent of the parents who survived are without work, so there is no income for equipment). Readers wishing to help can fax the school on 00 387 71 652297 or contact Noel Hulmston of HHN on 01352 713238, who can arrange to transport items to Sarajevo.
Dorothy Caddy's pen pal, a Russian teacher of English to Russian students, needs the out-of-print Collins Co-Build English Course (ISBN 000-370267-7). Dorothy would appreciate a donated copy as she already has to pay for its postage to Russia. Address: Tregonning Farm, Kestle Mill, Newquay, Cornwall TR8 4PR.