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 and travelling experiences. Through the provision of travel education and advice, we are working to equip young travellers with the essential knowledge that they need to stay safe and enjoy fantastic adventures. Our presentations are offered primarily to Schools, Colleges and Universities. We have trained experienced travellers across the UK to facilitate these discussions in the form of talks and group sessions with students, highlighting the benefits and pitfalls of world travel. In 2005 we produced a short film, which offered two different scenarios highlighting potential dangers faced by travellers aboard. The objective was to stimulate conversation and get people talking about their personal safety.
The Time of Your Life
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 and travelling experiences.
Through the provision of travel education and advice, we are working to equip young travellers with the essential knowledge that they need to stay safe and enjoy fantastic adventures.
Our presentations are offered primarily to Schools, Colleges and Universities. We have trained experienced travellers across the UK to facilitate these discussions in the form of talks and group sessions with students, highlighting the benefits and pitfalls of world travel.
In 2005 we produced a short film, which offered two different scenarios highlighting potential dangers faced by travellers aboard. The objective was to stimulate conversation and get people talking about their personal safety.
“We wanted to speak directly to our next generation of travellers. Highlighting the potential risks involved in world travel, but also to inspire them to travel and take their opportunity to see the world.”
Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation’s education program operates throughout the UK. Each presentation is personalised to the speaker, but all include important verified safety advice and information.
Our sessions usually run for about an hour and include a 15 minute question and answer session. Although they can be tailored to the time available. 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 show 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 will need to be covered and if you would like to make a donation to help us continue our work 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
For people who are unable to attend a live presentation we have created 6 short bite size videos offering an insight into travelling and travel safety. Watch all videos on our YouTube Channel and don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date with our videos and travel safety information.
Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation
A registered UK charity, working to raise awareness of the importance of safer travel to anyone going travelling. We work with the education sector, the Foreign Office and other organisations to provide easily accessible and helpful information about safe travel.
What Is Personal Safety?
Founder of Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation, Richard Stuttle discusses the question “What is Personal Safety?” and draws upon personal experience from travelling.
Before embarking on a travelling experience, it’s very important to get a good foundation of knowledge. We’ve put together a model we call the ‘Travel Pyramid’. The model consists of three layers: Research, Preparation, Travel. Richard explains the reasoning behind this model and it’s importance, drawing upon his own experiences from travelling.
Knowledge, Awareness, Response
We’ve been working in the travel safety sector and the travel industry since 2002 and over that time, we’ve boiled travel safety down to three key areas; Knowledge, Awareness and Response.
Who holds the keys?
In episode five of our Digital Presentation series, Richard Stuttle discusses the question “Who holds the keys?”. He also discusses issues around travel safety and some potential dangers to be aware of when travelling.
Talking Safer Travel
In the sixth and final episode in our Digital Presentation series, Richard summarises the presentation. The video covers the charity milestones, future projects, including SaferTravel.org and Safer Travel Talk, discusses work travel and ties up the series nicely with a call-out for contributors for our projects.