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Welcome to our March 2020 Newsletter!   


Message from UK Education Guide - Pat, Dave & Julie.

Firstly in these incredibly difficult times we just wanted to send our best wishes to anyone who is suffering; medically, financially or emotionally from the impact of Covid-19.

These are really tough times and hope we can all share our knowledge and best practice to get help everyone get through this crisis.

Please share any good news stories, so we can pass them on to brighten the mood. Acts of random kindness etc. all will be appreciated and all will be shared with the UK Education Guide community in next month’s edition. Email-

As we all face home working, sharing ideas and positive news will be really important…


UK Education Guide in the News


Honesty the best policy for successful school placements

When considering an overseas, boarding school education there are so many factors for parents to consider. So, we asked guardians and schools if they were only allowed to provide just 1 piece of advice to parents to help them make the best decision for their children, what would it be? Interestingly, the answers received almost all followed a similar theme and focus on the need for parents to be honest about their children’s needs…

Link here to full article


Coronavirus - the plight of separated families…

As a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, young people are being separated from their families unexpectedly, uncertain when the situation will improve and concerned about their own welfare and the welfare of their families. This article for The PIE reviews how schools and guardians are trying to support international families at this difficult time…

Link here to the full article


School news


Green idea wins award
Charlotte L from The Leys school has won the Rotary Club of Cambridge’s inaugural Young Environmentalist award. She was presented with her trophy by the government’s former special representative for climate change, Sir David King, at the Gonville Hotel, Cambridge. Charlotte’s award-winning scheme is to plant flowering shrubs around the edges of spaces in the city, such as Midsummer Common and Parker’s Piece, to provide habitats and food for birds and insects, thus increasing biodiversity and helping to address climate change.


Millfield Sixth Former accompanies actor Liam Neeson on UNICEF mission to Brazil
Millfield Sixth Former, Ned St Johnston Winton, recently joined UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Liam Neeson in northern Brazil to highlight the growing Venezuelan migrant crisis that is seeing thousands of children and families flee their homeland in search of support. The sixteen-year-old visited various shelters in Pacaraima, on the Brazilian/Venezuelan border and the city of Boa Vista, to highlight the urgent need to increase support to the thousands of refugee and migrant children fleeing Venezuela, into Latin America, the USA and the Caribbean.


Ellesmere College hockey player scores national dream goal
A Year 11 Ellesmere College student has been selected to train with the England Hockey Under-17s side. At just 15 years old, Harry Lloyd-Brown has been chosen to continue his goalkeeping training with the national team. Harry, who currently plays first and second team hockey at his club in Chester, will now train in the established U17 Performance Centre in Manchester.


Burgess Hill’s ’50 things’ for girls list gets national media interest…
Burgess Hill Girls launched a list of `50 things’ for girls to try and complete before the age of 5. The list was discussed widely in National and Regional media including The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, BBC Radio and Loose Women.


International Education Round-up


The news is obviously dominated by Covid-19. We know that school and Universities are gaining up to date information from PHE, BSA and UniversitiesUK


The rush to move online…

Many schools are now moving provision online. There are some great resources out there that are free. This resource from the US has a database over over 250 free (or cheap) online resources for K-12 teachers.

Of course, it focuses on the US curriculum, but some really interesting free stuff on here.


International Events




BMI Discounted international events for UK Education Guide member schools.

For all the BMI Events below if you add the code “UK Education Guide” at the checkout you will receive an additional 10% discount off published fees.


Brazil Global Boarding & High School Fairs
SEPT 12 & 13 São Paulo
SEPT 15 Brasília
SEPT 17 Rio Copacabana

UAE Global Boarding & High School Fairs
OCT 9 & 10 Dubai
OCT 12 Abu Dhabi

Vietnam Global Boarding & High School Fairs
OCT 24 Ho Chi Minh City
OCT 25 Hanoi
OCT 26 Da Nang

For these autumn events, and to secure the agreed UK Education Guide discount, please contact Spencer Hawkes, Director of Special Projects at BMI direct on his email


Malaysia UK Education Fairs 2020 (Kuching, Kota Kinabalu & Penang)

The cost is less than GBP1500 in total for 3 cities (please refer to the link for further details)

Offer - 10% discount for early bird registration extended now until 31st March 2020.. The Event is organized by Gabriel Liew, the founder of UK Education Services – Malaysia an independent platform for UK institutions, local education agents, partners and students.

August 8th–11th. Kuching, 8th, Kota Kinabalu, 9th and Penang, 11th

For more information follow this link or contact Gabriel direct

PDF brochure with event details


Pat & the whole UKEducationGuide team

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