培宝是如何帮助我们的学生顺利踏上回家之旅的

培宝是如何帮助我们的学生顺利踏上回家之旅的

独自旅行对任何人来说都是一件让人担心的事,每年有数以千计的孩子独自踏上旅途,来到英国留学,通常情况下他们都不会遇到麻烦。然而,自新冠疫情开始后,学生们面临着越来越多的与旅行相关的困难。航班取消、航班的延误、机场拥挤、起飞前的检测、准备航班相关文件等等,数不胜数。

我们知道,家长为身在国外的孩子安排旅行是一件很困难的事,但想现场帮助他们解决突发的变更和问题,却是几乎不可能的。所以,这个时候如果有一个人可以随时电话联系,值得信赖,并能保证在您孩子需要时第一时间来到他们身边帮助他们,却是十分重要的。

培宝有着25年的丰富实践经验,知道如何帮助学生处理英国教育旅程中所涉及的这方面的问题,并且不断调整自身的工作方式,来确保我们为孩子提供的支持和信息一直处于最高标准。

我们的职责就是陪在您孩子的身边,没有任何事比这件事更重要。

随着2022年学年度即将结束,我们通过和学校还有家长的紧密合作,确保了我们的国际留学生们在回家的旅途中尽可能地一切顺利。

由于各国的入境要求不断变化,以及当地不同的着陆政策和航空公司指导方针,我们有许多障碍需要克服。当我们了解了变更的政策后,我们的交通团队和区域经理能马上和她们的学生,家长以及学校联络,确保学生符合全部的旅行要求,并且在紧要关头及时做出应对。

我们出色的寄宿家庭网络和支持性的区域经理团队,既能陪同学生去做航班前的检测,也能在学生需要时为他们安排机场附近的寄宿家庭。有些年纪小的学生,我们的工作人员会一直陪着学生直到机场的工作人员接手。

在旅行高峰期,我们还安排了培宝的区域经理在各个机场待命,为学生提供协助,让他们安心,帮助学生处理旅行时所需的复杂文件,确保每一个学生在面对问题时都会得到帮助,不会孤立无援。

以下是一些我们协助并帮助学生安全踏上回家之旅的案例:

Hayato是切尔滕纳姆大学预科学校的一名学生,他乘坐培宝指定的出租车去机场。当他抵达机场时,他的机票出了问题,不允许登机。出租车司机打给了培宝值班电话,我们的大区经理Sally接听了电话,Sally当时正在机场附近的酒店为我们周末出行的学生提供协助和支持。出租车司机将Hayato送到了Sally所在的酒店,他们一起吃了晚餐,然后Sally开车送Hayato去了我们给他安排的寄宿家庭过夜,直到他的航班再次被安排好。

Hayato重新预定了第二天的早航班,Sally送Hayato去了机场,他顺利地登上了飞机并返回了他的家乡日本。

Hayato

Megan

在希思罗机场的一个十分繁忙拥挤的早上,Megan在为暑假回家的航班换登机牌时遇到了麻烦。她拨打了培宝的值班电话,我们的区域经理Indy接听了电话,她正在机场待命,为有需要的学生们提供帮助。Indy立刻去国泰航空公司的柜台找到了Megan,Megan在下载“Ready to Fly”这个应用程序到手机上时遇到了问题。Indy帮助Megan向航空公司的工作人员提供了打印的文件,该文件经过了审核、批准后,Megan顺利地通过了安检去登机。她的航班延误了45分钟,但是Indy在机场给她的家长实时报告信息,让他们放心Megan的航班已经顺利起飞。

Megan

在希思罗机场的一个十分繁忙拥挤的早上,Megan在为暑假回家的航班换登机牌时遇到了麻烦。她拨打了培宝的值班电话,我们的区域经理Indy接听了电话,她正在机场待命,为有需要的学生们提供帮助。Indy立刻去国泰航空公司的柜台找到了Megan,Megan在下载“Ready to Fly”这个应用程序到手机上时遇到了问题。Indy帮助Megan向航空公司的工作人员提供了打印的文件,该文件经过了审核、批准后,Megan顺利地通过了安检去登机。她的航班延误了45分钟,但是Indy在机场给她的家长实时报告信息,让他们放心Megan的航班已经顺利起飞。

Jit

来自伊顿公学的Jit在他的培宝区域经理Indy的陪同下,在飞回香港的前一天接受了核酸检测。第二天早上,Indy在机场陪着他,确保他安全办理登机手续后顺利起飞。

Jit

来自伊顿公学的Jit在他的培宝区域经理Indy的陪同下,在飞回香港的前一天接受了核酸检测。第二天早上,Indy在机场陪着他,确保他安全办理登机手续后顺利起飞。

Bono

谢波恩男子学校的学生Bono,他的寄宿家长Meryl 和 Paulo陪他去了检测中心。他们耐心地陪着Bono直到他拿到了检测结果,并且在机场一直等到Bono顺利登机后才离开。

Bono

谢波恩男子学校的学生Bono,他的寄宿家长Meryl 和 Paulo陪他去了检测中心。他们耐心地陪着Bono直到他拿到了检测结果,并且在机场一直等到Bono顺利登机后才离开。

Vanessa

米尔菲德学校的Vanessa,自从新冠疫情以来,她已经两年没有回家了。她的区域经理Touche陪她去做了起飞前一天的核酸检测,她们在中国城一起吃了晚餐,然后在希思罗机场附近的酒店住了一晚。第二天早上四点,Vanessa开心的换好登机牌,顺利地踏上了归家的旅途。

Vanessa

米尔菲德学校的Vanessa,自从新冠疫情以来,她已经两年没有回家了。她的区域经理Touche陪她去做了起飞前一天的核酸检测,她们在中国城一起吃了晚餐,然后在希思罗机场附近的酒店住了一晚。第二天早上四点,Vanessa开心的换好登机牌,顺利地踏上了归家的旅途。

Jiayi

Jiayi在威斯敏斯特学校读书,她计划这个暑期去欧洲旅行,但她在如何取得正确的签证时遇到了问题。当她在签证中心办理签证时,她的区域经理陪着她并帮助了她。最后,她终于可以如愿以偿地去欧洲享受她的暑假了。

Jiayi

Jiayi在威斯敏斯特学校读书,她计划这个暑期去欧洲旅行,但她在如何取得正确的签证时遇到了问题。当她在签证中心办理签证时,她的区域经理陪着她并帮助了她。最后,她终于可以如愿以偿地去欧洲享受她的暑假了。


Travelling Home

How we are helping our students to travel home

Travelling alone can be a daunting thought for anyone, yet every year thousands of children travel independently to come to the UK to study, more often than not without a hitch. However since the beginning of the pandemic, students have faced more and more travel related challenges. Flight cancellations, delays, crowding at airports, pre departure testing, fit to fly paperwork, the list goes on.

Planning your child’s travel from another country is tough anyway,  but assisting them with an unexpected change or issue is near impossible, so it is essential that your child has someone close by they can call upon, who is reliable and will be guaranteed to help and rush to their side if needed.

Pippa’s has 25 years’ experience of helping students navigate this side of their UK education journey and have adapted our practices to ensure the level of support and knowledge we offer is always of the highest standard.

It is our job to be there for your child. Nothing will ever be more important.

As the end of the 2022 school year approached, we worked closely with schools and parents to ensure that the journey home for our international students went as smoothly as possible.

With entry requirements of countries continuously changing, as well as varying local landing policies and airline guidance, there were many barriers to overcome. As we learned of changes, our Travel Team and Area Managers were able to liaise with their students and parents as well as schools to ensure that all requirements were met and last minute changes reacted to.

Our network of amazing host families and supportive Area Managers were able to accompany students for pre departure testing as well as hosting near their departure airports when required. Some of our younger students also needed chaperoning until being handed over to the airline staff.

We have also had Pippa’s Area Managers stationed at various airports on the main travel days to provide assistance and reassurance and help our students navigate the often complicated paperwork required for travel and ensure no student was left to deal with any issues alone.

Here of some examples of when we were able to step in and help students safely return home to their families:

Hayato, a student at Cheltenham College Prep School, travelled to the airport with one of our Pippa’s approved taxi companies. When he arrived at the airport there was a problem with his ticket and he was not permitted to fly. The taxi driver called the Pippa’s duty phone which was being manned by one of our Regional Managers Sally, who was staying at a hotel close to the airport to provide support to our students travelling over the weekend. The driver took Hayato to meet Sally where they had dinner together before Sally took him to a local host family to rest for the night until his flight had been rearranged.

An early flight was booked for the following morning and Sally accompanied Hayato to the airport where he happily boarded his flight and returned home to Japan.

Hayato

Megan

On an extremely busy morning at Heathrow airport Megan was having trouble checking in to her flight to return home for the summer.  She called the Pippa’s duty phone which was manned by Indy, one of our Area Managers who was already at the airport on stand by to assist any students needing help. Indy headed over to the Cathay Pacific desk to find Megan who was having problems downloading the ‘Ready to Fly’ ap on her phone. Indy was able to help Megan provide the airline staff with printed documentation instead which once inspected was approved and so Megan was able to pass through to security and into departures. Her flight was delayed by 45 minutes but Indy was at the airport available to update parents and ensure Megan’s departed safely.

Megan

On an extremely busy morning at Heathrow airport Megan was having trouble checking in to her flight to return home for the summer.  She called the Pippa’s duty phone which was manned by Indy, one of our Area Managers who was already at the airport on stand by to assist any students needing help. Indy headed over to the Cathay Pacific desk to find Megan who was having problems downloading the ‘Ready to Fly’ ap on her phone. Indy was able to help Megan provide the airline staff with printed documentation instead which once inspected was approved and so Megan was able to pass through to security and into departures. Her flight was delayed by 45 minutes but Indy was at the airport available to update parents and ensure Megan’s departed safely.

Jit

Jit from Eton College was accompanied by his Pippa’s Area Manager Indy, to get a PCR test the day before his flight home to Hong Kong. Indy was at the airport with him the following morning to ensure he safely checked in and successfully travelled home.

Jit

Jit from Eton College was accompanied by his Pippa’s Area Manager Indy, to get a PCR test the day before his flight home to Hong Kong. Indy was at the airport with him the following morning to ensure he safely checked in and successfully travelled home.

Bono

Bono from Sherborne Boys School who was accompanied by his HF Meryl and Paulo to the test centre. They patiently waited with him for his results and stayed at the airport until he had safely boarded the plane.

Bono

Bono from Sherborne Boys School who was accompanied by his HF Meryl and Paulo to the test centre. They patiently waited with him for his results and stayed at the airport until he had safely boarded the plane.

Vanessa

Vanessa who studies at Millfield School, hasn’t been able to travel home for 2 years due to Covid. Her Area Manager Touche, accompanied her for a PCR test the day before her flight, they had dinner in China Town and stayed in a hotel close to Heathrow airport overnight. Vanessa was then happily checked in at 4am the next morning for her flight home.

Vanessa

Vanessa who studies at Millfield School, hasn’t been able to travel home for 2 years due to Covid. Her Area Manager Touche, accompanied her for a PCR test the day before her flight, they had dinner in China Town and stayed in a hotel close to Heathrow airport overnight. Vanessa was then happily checked in at 4am the next morning for her flight home.

Jiayi

Jiayi who studied at Westminster School, was planning to visit Europe this summer but had problems obtaining the correct visa. Her Area Manager was there to support her during her appointment at the visa centre so she could enjoy her summer in Europe.

Jiayi

Jiayi who studied at Westminster School, was planning to visit Europe this summer but had problems obtaining the correct visa. Her Area Manager was there to support her during her appointment at the visa centre so she could enjoy her summer in Europe.


May Half Term Camp (ii)- ZH

培宝营地日记

亲爱的家长和监护人们……

很不舍,我们的五月期中假营地即将接近尾声。在培宝营地我们一起度过了一段美好的时光,游览伦敦、音乐比赛、庆祝生日、体育运动和游戏活动。然而,我们的注意力仍然集中在了即将到来的考试上,学生们在整个学习营中所表现出的勤奋努力和全身心投入的样子给我们留下了深刻的印象。

希望您会喜欢这个最后的营地日记,我们期待并欢迎在十月份的期中假再次与学生们见面。

最亲切的问题,

Louise, Jodie, Charlotte, Rachel, Avis, Adib, Olivia和其他培宝营地团队人员!

希望在学习之余休息一下的学生们可以参加我们组织的伦敦全日游。他们坐火车从Paddington站出发,然后坐地铁抵达塔码头。从这开始学生们搭乘泰晤士河上的观光船享受沿河两岸的著名景点。这之后,大家登上了敞篷旅游巴士,带他们前往伦敦市区内标志性的地标建筑,如议会大厦、大本钟、白金汉宫、塔桥和特拉法加广场。

做为此次行程的最后一部分,学生们有自由时间可以去自己想去的地方逛逛。大多数学生都选择在中国城购物和享受美食。

经过了充实而疲惫的一天,学生们安全地返回了营地,度过了一个护肤放松的宠爱自己之夜。

第五天

第六天

上午是所有学生必须参加的自习课和复习课。我们安排了老师为学生们提供物理、生物和化学方面的学术辅导。参加网课的学生会被安排在独立教室,以确保他们不受打扰。

午餐后,学生们可以选择参加羽毛球,标签橄榄球,音乐练习和乐队排练,来为我们接下来的才艺秀做准备,或者选择上自习。

晚上,我们举办了一个团队问答之夜,将生活常识和团队合作相结合,来完成一系列的问题和挑战。

第七天

上午依然是学习和复习的时间,同时有物理,生物和化学科目的学术辅导。

下午,除了满满的学习时间,学生们还选择为晚上的”乐队之战”才艺表演练习曲目,或者为告别派对制作化妆面具。

晚餐后,我们的乐队之战开始了,我们的学生展示了在唱歌、跳舞以及弹钢琴、单簧管、打鼓和吉他方面的惊人天赋。

获胜的乐队是Brian和Honglin,在来营地之前,他们完全不认识对方,因为他俩都需要为这次的比拼找合作伙伴,才结成了一个音乐战队。

第八天

作为学生返回学校和考试前在营地的最后一天,学生们可以在寄宿公寓里待到午餐时间。一些学生躺在床上享受着不用早起的时光,另一些学生则继续忙着复习或上网课。

晚饭后,学生们可以参加一个面具告别派对,展示他们本周早些时候自己设计制作的面具。

下午的活动包括网球,艺术,躲避球,无挡板篮球,足球,羽毛球或自习。


May Half Term Camp - ZH

培宝营地日记

亲爱的家长和监护人们……

您的孩子已经在培宝营地度过了几天的时间,我想开心地和您分享一些照片让您了解从周五开始我们都具体做了些什么。我们会定期在我们的社交媒体网站(Ins,脸书和微信)中分享更多的照片和相关信息,请您关注我们的网页。

第一天

期中假的第一天,学生们可以在他们的宿舍中休息和放松。但因为许多参加过培宝营地的学生们都等不及想与他们在营地时的老朋友见面,所以大部分学生都起得很早,在阳光下的花园中和朋友们一起叙旧聊天。

午餐后,老师们让学生在接下来的两节活动课中选择喜欢做什么,他们可以在自习复习,无挡板篮球,羽毛球,艺术课和标签橄榄球中选择自己喜欢的活动。

这之后的晚上,我们组织了有趣的团队游戏来帮助学生们熟悉彼此,快速的适应营地的生活,安顿下来。

第二天

周日上午是学生休息或复习的好机会。他们可以在自己的寄宿公寓里待到午餐时间,这是为了确保他们从忙碌的学期结束后到周一开始的营地学习之间得到休息。

下午,学生们可以再次选择学习和复习,或者通过参加一些营地活动来放松自己。活动包括排球、篮球、足球、网球、圆场棒球或音乐。

之后的傍晚,我们举办了一个无酒精鸡尾酒派对,派对中学生们可以用果汁和水果自己调一些美味的无酒精鸡尾酒。

第三天

星期一早上我们开始上自习和复习功课。我们有辅导老师在教室为那些想在英语、物理、化学、法语和西班牙语方面获得额外帮助的学生辅导学习。

由于很多学生正在准备GCSE或者A Level考试,所以学生们都在非常用功的努力学习。

下午,学生们可以继续选择上自习复习功课,或者参加我们去雷丁的短途旅行,游览当地的风景和购物。

晚餐后,学生们吃着爆米花和冰淇淋,一起看了部电影。

第四天

上午的自习和复习时间,我们继续为学生们提供了化学、物理和生物的学术辅导。

午休后,学生们可以选择继续上自习或参加包括烘焙、足球、篮网球、躲避球和艺术课在内的营地活动。

晚上,我们举办了一个迷你奥林匹克运动会,学生们以团队的方式完成一系列充满挑战和有趣的项目。


May Half Term Camp (ii)

Pippa's Camp Diaries

 Dear Parents and Guardians...

We are sadly approaching the final day of our May half term camp. We have all had a fantastic time, exploring London, music competitions, birthday celebrations as well as sports and games. However, our focus was still very much on the pending examinations and the hard work and dedication shown by students throughout the camp has been impressive.

We hope you enjoy the final update from our camp, and we look forward to welcoming students to our next camp during October half term.

Kindest regards,

Louise, Jodie, Charlotte, Rachel, Avis, Adib, Olivia and the rest of the Pippa’s camp team!

A full day excursion to London was available to students who wanted to take a break from studying. Their day began with a train ride to Paddington station, followed by an underground ride to Tower Pier. From here students enjoyed a Thames river cruise passed some of the famous sites. After this everyone hopped on an open top tour bus taking them to iconic landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge and Trafalgar square.

For the final part of their trip, students could choose where they wanted to spend their free time, most chose China town for some shopping and delicious food.

After a busy and tiring day, students returned to campus for a pamper evening.

Day Five

Day Six

Our morning consisted of compulsory study and revision sessions for all students. Academic support was available in Physics, Biology and Chemistry. Students attending online lessons were given private classrooms for privacy and to ensure they were not disturbed.

After lunch, students had a choice of badminton, tag rugby, music practice and band rehearsals for our upcoming talent show, or further study time.

In the evening we hosted a team trivia night with a series of questions and challenges which combined general knowledge and team work.

 Day Seven

Another morning dedicated to study and revision with further academic support available in Physics, Biology and Chemistry.

In the afternoon, as well as cramming in some additional study time, students chose to practice their music for the evening’s ‘Battle of the Bands’ talent show or make a costume mask for the farewell party.

After supper our Battle of the Bands commenced, showcasing our students’ amazing talents in singing and dancing as well as playing the piano, clarinet, drums and guitar.

Our winning band was Brian and Honglin who had never met each other before camp and only came together as they were both seeking a partner for this competition.

Day Eight

As our final full day at camp before students return to their schools and exams, students were able to remain in their boarding houses until lunch time. Some were enjoying the extra time in bed or resting whilst others were busy revising or signed in to online lessons.

For lunch we are enjoying a Royal Jubilee themed afternoon tea.

Afternoon activities include Tennis, Art, Dodgeball, Netball, Football, Badminton or study sessions.

After supper students can enjoy a masked farewell party to show off the masks they created earlier in the week.


May Half Term Camp

Pippa's Camp Diaries

 Dear Parents and Guardians...

 As your children have now been at camp for a few days, I am delighted to share with you some photos and details about what we have been up to since Friday. We are regularly sharing information on our social media sites (instagram, facebook and wechat) so for more photos, please follow our pages. 

Day One

As the first day of the half term holiday, students were able to rest and relax in their boarding house during the morning. However, as many of our returning students were keen to reunite with their camp friends, most of the students were up early and socialising in the sunshine in the gardens.

After lunch, students were asked to choose what they would like to do during the next two sessions, they could choose from study and revision, netball, badminton, tennis, art and tag rugby.

Later that evening we held some fun team games to help students get to know each other and settle into camp.

 Day Two

Sunday morning was an opportunity for students to rest or revise. Students could remain in their boarding house until lunchtime to ensure that they had a break from a busy school term before the camp study sessions began on Monday.

 In the afternoon students could again choose to study and revise, or unwind with some camp activities. These included volleyball, basketball, football, tennis, rounders or music.

Later that evening we held a mocktail party where students could create some delicious non alcoholic cocktails made from fruit juices.

Day Three

Monday morning began with our study and revision sessions. We had tutors available for students who wanted extra help with English, Physics, Chemistry, Maths, French or Spanish.

As many of our students are in the middle or GCSE and A Level examinations, all students were working very hard.

In the afternoon, students were able to continue with their study and revision or join an excursion into Reading to see the local area and do some shopping.

After supper, students enjoyed a movie night with ice cream and popcorn.

Day Four

Morning study and revision continues with academic support available in Chemistry, Physics and Biology.

After the lunch break, students could choose further study sessions or from the camp activities which included baking, football, netball, dodgeball and art.

In the evening we held a mini olympics event where students competed in teams in a series of fun challenges.


Oxford and Cambridge University Success

BY EVIE KITT – PIPPA’S UNIVERSITY ADVISOR

While the history, beauty and prestige of Oxford and Cambridge draws applications from many thousands of students all over the world every year, it is the new facilities, pioneering research, sporting and exciting student-run opportunities that mean these two universities continue to top all the league tables. No wonder it’s a popular choice for our ambitious students!

The competition for places is more fierce than ever, which means that to get offers applicants have to be three things; exceptional, memorable and lucky. While the third is out of our hands, we try our best to help the students who wish to apply tick all the boxes they need to be classed as outstanding candidates. This is everything from reading material beyond their A Level studies, independent research and essay writing, to real-world experience of their chosen subject. All of this is combined into their personal statement, the 500 word essay that can open the first door to offers from Oxbridge.

Along with their grades, and a good performance in any entrance exams, this statement is key to being selected for interview. Pippa’s Guardians offers a University Advisory Service (UAS) to assist students with their applications. The majority of our UAS students get invited to Oxford and Cambridge every year – this year, every single one of our applicants was interviewed, thanks to the strength of their personal statements. We are very proud of this statistic!

At interview is when applicants must demonstrate their intellectual flexibility and problem-solving ability; responding to unseen texts, difficult maths or physics questions, or challenging open-ended questions like ‘what is conscience?’ We encourage our students to think aloud and to be brave when answering, because an interesting guess is always better than saying nothing! Knowing what to expect at interview ensures our students feel as calm and confident as they can when they meet their interviewers.

While we wish we could guarantee all of our amazing students places at these universities, we are immensely proud that such a high percentage of our students who reach interview are given offers, because we know how much hard work goes into applying there. These universities demand so much more from students and we feel very privileged to be able to provide them with all the support they need as they embark on one of the biggest challenges of their lives.

 

We would like to congratulate the following students who proudly received offers this year:

Oxford University:

Summer Wang (Ruthin School) Maths at St Hughes College

Petra Azazoglu* (Cheltenham College) Classics at St Anne’s College

Haru Ishizaka* (Kingswood School) Physics at St John’s College

Eustacia Feng (Shrewsbury School) English at Merton College

Anne-Sophie Lee (Wycombe Abbey) Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Brasenose College

 

Cambridge University:

Connie Yuan* (Oundle School)  Engineering at Sidney Sussex College

Thomas Kan* (Oundle School)  Computer Science at Homerton College

Charity Lai (Uppingham School) Education, Policy and Development at Pembroke College

Saku Nagumo (Shrewsbury School) Maths at Trinity College

Rin Nakamura* (Christ’s Hospital School) Natural Science at Lucy Cavendish College

Rose Luo (Wycombe Abbey) Natural Science at Emmanuel College

*Students who used the UAS Service

Charity Lai (Uppingham School) with her Pippa's Area Manager
Anne-Sophie Lee (Wycombe Abbey)
Eustacia Feng (Shrewsbury School)
Haru Ishizaka (Kingswood School)
Petra Azazoglu (Cheltenham College)

Anne Weir家是一个接待国际留学生的英国寄宿家庭。

Anne Weir家是一个接待国际留学生的英国寄宿家庭。

Anne Weir家是一个接待国际留学生的英国寄宿家庭。

” 我的两个孩子都在德国的一所国际学校读书,我的女儿曾在寄宿学校上过几年学。我理解对于那些家长不在身边的国际留学生来说,他们周末或短假期的时候要往返于家和学校之间是多么困难,而且自从疫情以来,这一切都变的更加困难。

在我看来,留学生能去到一个既安全又放松的住所是十分重要的。我自己一个人居住,我的家位于伍斯特郡安静惬意的郊区位置,家里有一个美丽的大花园,我觉得我可以在学生放假时为他们提供一个舒服的,能汲取能量并做回自己的地方。因此,我联系了培宝监护人,成为了他们的寄宿家庭之一,接待在我家附近学校读书的留学生。

培宝监护人照顾着数百名8至18岁在英国寄宿学校上学的国际留学生。作为他们监护服务中的一个部分,如果学生不能回家过假期,他们会为学生安排合适的寄宿家庭,他们通常会将学生与有相似兴趣、爱好或个性的家庭进行配对。

让我最享受的地方是能慢慢的了解这些孩子们,一点点的和他们建立信任和感情。有些孩子在一开始时会有些腼腆,彬彬有礼,但当他们感到越来越像在家里一样时,他们开始明显变成健谈和阳光起来,这一切让我觉得非常值得。

最近,我接待了一名从新加坡来的女孩,她喜欢住在我家,她既温婉有礼又乐于助人,有她在身边陪伴真的很开心。她学习刻苦认真,专心致志的复习功课,还练习了食品科学学科的实操作业。她甚至为我们做了一顿三道菜的饭,作为她作业的一部分,这是一个巨大的成功。

从2019年以来,我一直担任寄宿家庭,我会毫不犹豫的向您推荐加入培宝监护人,成为一个寄宿家庭。”


Meet our new Area Managers

In preparation for another busy year, we have added some new faces to our team.

Indy Wallace (pictured left)

Indy is the Pippa’s Guardians Area Manager for London and surrounding areas.
Indy’s children have all been educated in independent schools and she understands the system extremely well. Indy’s eldest son is studying medicine, her daughter is studying A Levels and her youngest son is at senior school. As a mother, she has the skills and knowledge to support and empathise with international parents.
Indy has had an international upbringing and successful career in business development, sales and account management in Publishing, Exhibitions and Energy efficiency. More recently Indy has been working with children in an independent school as an exam invigilator. She is very aware of the support children require to thrive and make the most of all the opportunities available to them at boarding school. She will be on hand to guide and care for your child throughout their time in the UK and be there for any challenges they may face.

 

Courtenay Forde-Johnston (pictured right)

Courtenay is the Pippa’s Guardians Area Manager for North Wales and lives close by to the schools that she works with. She is mother to 3 children who have all been educated at prestigious English boarding schools and understands the system extremely well.
Prior to joining Pippa’s Guardians, Courtenay worked in an administrative role in a boarding school where she built excellent relationships with parents and students, fully appreciating the importance of reassurance and good communication. Courtenay is very aware of the support children require to thrive and make the most of all the opportunities available to them at boarding school. She will be on hand to guide and care for your child throughout their time in the UK and be there for any challenges they may face.

 

Charlie Lloyd (pictured centre)

Charlie is the Pippa’s Guardians Area Manager for Bath and Bristol and lives in a village close to Bath with her husband and daughter who attends a local independent boarding school. Charlie has worked in a variety of people-focused roles and brings a breadth of experience to Pippa’s Guardians. With a background in recruitment, Charlie has worked more recently with families. This has been in the healthcare sector, and with a charity supporting families. She also has a wealth of experience from being a host family.

 

We are very happy to have them as part of the Pippa’s team. Having recently completed their inductions, they will be out meeting their schools, students and parents along side their Pippa’s colleagues.


Being a host family is incredibly rewarding

Anne Weir is a host family for international students in the UK.

“Both of my children went to an international school in Germany, and my daughter was at a boarding school for a number of years. I remember how hard it was for international children, whose families lived far away, to travel home and back for exeat weekends and shorter holidays and it is even tougher now since the pandemic.

It was important to me that international students have a place to go, where they feel safe and able to relax.  I live alone in our family home with a beautiful garden in a quiet and rural location in Worcestershire and I felt I could offer these children a place where they could recharge their batteries and be themselves on their school break. I therefore contacted Pippa’s Guardians and became one of their host families for students studying at schools close to my home.

Pippa’s Guardians looks after hundreds of international students, aged 8 to 18, who study at UK boarding schools in the UK. As part of their guardianship service, they find students suitable families to stay with if they are unable to return home for their holidays. They usually try to match the students to families with similar interests, hobbies or personalities.

The aspect I enjoy most are getting to know the children and slowly building a trusting relationship with them. Some of the children can initially be quite reserved and on their best behaviour, but I find it incredibly rewarding when they feel more at home and their personalities start to shine through.

Most recently, I hosted a girl from Singapore, she was a delight to have stay here, she was polite and helpful and a real pleasure to have around. She worked hard on her school work and was very focussed on her revision and the practical work she did for her food technology course. She even cooked us a three course meal as part of her school work which was a great success.

I have been hosting since 2019 and don’t hesitate to recommend being a host for Pippa’s Guardians.”

 

If you are interested in becoming a host family for international students, please email hostfamilies@pippasguardians.co.uk or visit www.pippasguardians.co.uk