Travel Education and Resources for World Travellers
An important part of our work is to provide educational materials and inspirational talks to future world travellers, and to offer support to 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, we are working to equip these young travellers with the essential knowledge that they need to stay safe and have fantastic adventures.
CRF's Presentations usually run for about an hour and include a 15 minute question and answer session at the end. The verbal presentations are accompanied by a power point presentation demonstrating the travel opportunities the speaker has experienced. 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 given free of charge but travel costs must be covered and if you would like to make a donation to help us continue our travel safety awareness campaign, you are more than welcome. Thank You.
All Saints RC School, York
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. 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.
Assistant Head of Sixth Form
All Saints RC School
Student testimonial – 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.
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.
St Peter’s School, York
‘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.’
Head of Government & Politics
St Peter’s School, York
George Heriot's School, Edinburgh
'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
- 'Made me want to go on a gap year.'
- 'I want to do a season skiing.'
- 'Great speaker!!!'
- 'Showed me the importance of research before visiting somewhere.'
- 'Inspiring and made me think.'
- 'Want to go travelling!'
- 'Engaging speaker who communicated with us really well.'
‘Time of Your Life’ DVD
CRF produced a DVD entitled ‘Time of your Life’ aimed at young people planning to travel during their gap year.
The ‘Time of Your Life’ DVD is an informative resource about travel safety awareness. Produced for use in schools and Colleges, it includes supportive information for teachers to encourage classroom discussions about the different aspects of travelling, including potentially hazardous situations that may arise when aboard.
The ‘Time of Your Life’ DVD aims to raise awareness of the potential dangers travellers might come across. It also offers tips and advice on how to stay safe. Featuring Neighbours’ star Blair McDonough (screen character Stuart Parker), the ‘Time of Your Life’ DVD depicts different scenarios and demonstrates the best way to handle potentially difficult or dangerous situations.
The DVD was filmed on location in Australia and includes interviews with various young backpackers who talk about the different cultures they’ve come across and experiences they’ve had.
Travelling Safe: The 'Time of your Life’ Teachers’ Resource Pack.
CRF provides a resource pack for teachers about travel safety, which includes the ‘Time of Your Life’ DVD and an accompanying discussion guide. The guide and DVD are designed to be used together during a timetabled lesson, in which pupils can share and discuss their reactions and opinions to the different topics raised throughout the film. There are deliberate pauses between scenes in the DVD to encourage such discussions.