“Education, we know, goes beyond the confines of the classroom, national curriculum, exam system. I would encourage any educationalist to take the opportunity, if and when you can, to get out in the world with your skills and see for yourself if they can be shared and expanded by contact with a different culture.
“I admit I was anxious – not about the living conditions but leaving my family . Imagine my delusion at thinking they really needed me – they did not! And I was even more surprised to learn that I scarcely missed them during my time away. That personal discovery has definitely stayed with me as my children leave me again for another year at university. They will be back, but life has moved on – mine as well as theirs. My GLP placement has certainly made this transition period in our lives much easier.”