Christmas 2020 webinar 10th November 2020 - 1pm GMT

your invitation to our Christmas 2020 webinar

Join our live Webinar Panel Discussion, hosted by Bright World Guardianships, on Tuesday, 10th November 2020 at 1pm GMT. Bright World Directors, Lana Foster and Charlotte Hamson will be joined by Mary Doody, Director of Kings Education.

Bright World has teamed up with Kings Education to offer great Relax & Revise @ Christmas options for international students. Kings has been running safe, professional courses for overseas students for 60 years and will be operating Relax & Revise @ Christmas at Padworth College and Arts University Bournemouth.

Bright World has been working hard with Kings to produce the perfect solution for overseas boarding school students who need to stay in the UK for their Winter break. The aim of the programmes is to deliver a festive welcome in a Covid-Safe environment.

meet our panel

Mary Doody

Mary Doody, Director Young Learners, Kings Education

  • Mary trained as a teacher and taught for a short period in a large comprehensive school. She quickly decided the world of international education was more suited to her. She has worked in many  different roles in young learner operations;  from Activity Leader to teacher, Centre Manager to Operations Manager of one of the largest junior school providers in the Industry and moved into the role  of Director at Kings Young Learners in 2014.

  • " I love it here – working alongside like minded industry experts with students needs at the centre of all we do. "

  • With so many summers under her belt there is little Mary hasn't seen. There have been mostly good but also some challenging times to deal with:  stringent budgets, demanding clients, staff shortages, quirky employees, terrorist attacks, foot and mouth, swine flu, but to name a few!   Mary has also been lucky enough to be a part of further professionalising the delivery of young learner courses and is excited by the growth that continues this sector

  • For the last 3 years Mary has taken on the role of Joint Chair at YLEUK and continues to work alongside a great team of friendly competitors to help continuously improve the offering to young international students.

Lana Foster

Lana Foster, Managing Director, Bright World

  • Lana is Managing Director at Bright World. She established the organisation in 2000 and has enjoyed developing our Schools Placement Agency and Guardianship Organisation ever since.

  • Lana has been in the language travel and education industry for over 30 years and has gained a wealth of industry knowledge and experience within both the Secondary and Language Travel sectors.

  • Lana is passionate about promoting good guardianship for international students in the UK and became a Trustee of the inspecting body for guardianship, AEGIS last year which she is honoured to be part of.

  • "I thoroughly enjoy working with overseas students and UK boarding schools, keeping them safe while they are here in the holidays and providing an idependent support and ear when they are in school.

  • "Running a Guardianship Organisation is not without its challenges at the best of times. We have really had to adapt during the Covid-19 Crisis and I am very proud of the whole team here at Bright World who have risen the the occasion brilliantly."

Charlotte Hamson

Charlotte Hamson Director, Bright World

  • Charlotte manages the Sales, Marketing & Admissions team at Bright World’s Head Office and China, in addition to the website, social media and Marketing Budget & Strategy. With over 7 years’ experience, assisting parents with their applications for UK Boarding Schools and guardianship, she has a real understanding of the needs and anxieties parents experience when sending their child overseas to study. Charlotte is passionate about promoting safe, accredited guardianship and is always looking for new ways to spread this message far and wide.

  • "I am delighted that Bright World is now able to help any international boarding school students this Christmas who need somewhere safe to stay. As well as offering a festive welcome to our own guardianship students we are proud to be able to support others who also need assistance."


what topics will be covered during the webinar?

  • A reminder of the travel corridor list and different travel restrictions per country.
  • An introduction to Kings Education who will be operating our Relax & Revise Programme.
  • An overview of the centres and facilities, Padworth College and Arts University Bournemouth
  • What programme of activities will be on offer
  • How are we keeping Relax & Revise @ Christmas Covid-19 Safe?
  • Question time - a chance to ask questions to the Panelists.

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