An important part of our work is to provide educational materials to young people and support teachers in raising awareness about travelling safely. Statistically, increasing numbers of young people and students in the UK are taking gap years.
Through the provision of travel education and advice, CRF is working to equip these young travellers with the essential knowledge that they need to stay safe and have fantastic adventures.
Our presentations are offered primarily to Schools, Colleges and Universities. We have trained – and are continuing to train – experienced travellers across the UK to facilitate some of these discussions in the form of talks and discussion with students, highlighting the benefits and pitfalls of world travel.
We wanted to speak to our next generation of young travellers, importantly informing them of the risks involved in world travel but also to inspire them to travel and the amazing experiences that travel opens up.
“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”
CRF’s Presentations usually run for about an hour and include a 15 minute question and answer session. The verbal presentations are accompanied by a powerpoint presentation highlighting travel opportunities and situations the speaker has experienced, useful hints, tips and firsthand information. The slides are interlaced with practical visuals to highlight travel safety, awareness strategies and risk assessments as well as preparation and research schedules.
Our aim is to stimulate and inspire students by showing them the amazing travel opportunities available to them, as well as engaging them with safety techniques and raising awareness of potential dangers.
The presentations are offered free of charge but travel costs need to be covered and if you would like to make a donation to help us continue our “Safer Travel” and “Let it Go” campaigns, you are more than welcome. Thank You.
If you are interested in a presentation for your School, College, University or organisation, please get in touch.
- "Richard gave a great illustrated lecture to our Sixth Form. His talk seamlessly combined the essential travel safety advice at the heart of the Foundation with inspirational accounts of his own adventures. Students were captivated by Richard’s stories and pictures of him stroking tiger cubs, white water rafting or enjoying sunset on an Australian beach, encouraging them to explore the world too. But as Richard said, much of the advice applies just as much to a trip to London or any other big city. I would certainly invite him back to speak to the next cohort of students." Ben Fuller Head of Government & Politics. St Peter’s School, York
- "The app is a great idea and I’ll definitely use it. I think the most important message that I took from the talk is the need to prepare and plan for world travel. There is a lot more to consider than I was initially aware but Richard outlined useful questions that could help us to prepare. Caroline’s story really made me realise that travel can be amazing but that we should always take our personal safety seriously." Year 12 Student
- "I really enjoyed the presentation by Richard from Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation. The message was an important one – to be aware, prepared and sensible while travelling. However, this cautious message was delivered in a way that left me feeling inspired and excited to travel in the future. I enjoyed Richard’s personal stories about the many adventures he has had – I can’t wait to have similar experiences perhaps on a Gap Year. The presentation was not only inspirational but I also found it aspirational." Year 12 Student
- "Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation is an amazing organisation. Richard’s passion for travel and for planning ahead and reducing risk made them think about travel in a different way. It also made them think about how to get the most out of their opportunities for travel." Anne Connor Head of S6 History and Modern Studies Teacher. George Heriot's School, Edinburgh
- "We were thrilled to welcome Richard Stuttle to All Saints this October as part of our PSHE programme for the Sixth Form. The theme of the day was ‘Life After All Saints’ and our aim was to inspire students to think creatively about their futures. As a keen traveller myself, I actively encourage my students to see the wonderful world around them – but to do so safely is an essential message. Richard’s presentation perfectly echoed these sentiments." All Saints RC School, York
- "The images used excited students and Richard’s message of mindfulness is highly relevant. He encouraged them to step away from their smart phones, switch off social media and be present in the moment – advice that really resonated. Of course, the message of safe, well-planned and thoughtful travel is imperative to the work of Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation. Feedback from students highlighted their appreciation that effective planning can result in safer and perhaps even more enjoyable travel. We were so pleased to be able to support the fantastic work of Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation, promoting the joy of travel while furnishing students with the information and skills to do it safely." Leanne Norton Assistant Head of Sixth Form. All Saints RC School, York