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.