Warwickshire - Teen travellers spread the word

13th November 2009 at 00:00

Two Warwickshire teenagers returned to their former school to inspire pupils with their tales of summer globe-trotting.

Samera Hussain and Kenneth Smailes, both 18, recently returned from expeditions after being named among the Prime Minister's global fellows for 2009.

Each summer, 100 global fellows investigate culture, language, education and enterprise in Brazil, China or India, countries that will play a major role in the new global economy.

Samera toured China, where she visited Tiananmen Square and the Great Wall, and learnt Mandarin. Kenneth visited social projects in the Brazilian favelas.

Former global fellows are encouraged to tell others about their experiences, so as well as addressing former schoolmates at Aylesford School in Warwick, Samera and Kenneth will visit Downing Street later this year to tell Gordon Brown what they have learnt from the scheme. AB.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now