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Autumn update 2022

27 October 2022

The Big Return

2022 has been a big year for L&E.  We hadn’t been able to offer any in-person programmes since 2019 and we were desperate to get back to doing what we do best.  It has been tough time for everyone but particularly young people.  Cultural and adventurous experiences have been few and far between these past couple of years and so it was incredibly important that we were able to operate.  This year certainly wasn’t without it’s challenges but with the energy and enthusiasm of both staff and students we were able to successfully navigate a wonderful year!

World Camp UK

World Camp UK at Aysgarth School returned this summer and was a huge success.  Lots of old and new faces connecting from all over the world.  We had over 20 different nationalities from 6 continents all embracing and learning from each other.  A lot of old activities returned as well as some exciting new ones including the Open Minds course and Wilderness experience.  Our older teens were challenged to investigate and interrogate the world around them, challenge themselves creatively and consider new perspectives.  They also experienced an incredible night under the stars on their Wilderness Experience.

All our International students embraced the British culture and improved their English and our local children learnt so much about other cultures.

Soccer Camp

L&E continued the tradition of working with professional football clubs and this summer we were delighted to work with Manchester City.  Tzeachten Under 16 Girls Football Club from British Columbia, Canada were lucky enough to be coached by ex-pro and Manchester City Academy coach Ian Fitzpatrick.  The girls had elite sessions every day plus 2 matches including the Manchester City Under 17 Educational Team at Manchester Regional Arena overlooked by the Etihad Stadium.  The girls enjoyed a tour of the stadium plus a unique opportunity to see the training facilities.

Teen Travel

Teen Travel UK was also back and our tours were a triumph.  We had teens from the US, Canada, France, Thailand, Italy, Spain and UK all gain invaluable life skills and gain a love for the history and beauty of Britain.  Our travellers learnt how to manage a budget, how to negotiate and how to adapt to different situations all whilst making sold friendships along the way.

It was also the first time students were able to combine the Teen Travel and World Camp experiences which made for a unique experience.

About L&E

2023

Following a successful return we are delighted to announce our 2023 schedule. 

  • 25th June – 8th July, 2023: Teen Travel UK Tour, England (14-17), Scotland & Wales
  • 9th July – 22nd July, 2023: World Camp UK (8-15), Aysgarth School
  • 23rd July – 5th August, 2023: World Camp UK (8-15), Aysgarth School
  • 6th August – 19th August, 2023: Teen Travel UK Tour (14-17), England, Scotland & Wales

All experiences are in 2 weeks blocks and our 14 and 15 year olds can combine Teen Travel & World Camps.  All transfers are included between programmes.  

A 15% Deposit is due to confirm the reservation. Payment plans are available.

Limited places

To ensure the highest quality of experience we will be strict on limiting the amount of children from any one non-English speaking country so please be aware that countries such as France, Spain, Germany and Italy will sell out very quickly.

Early Booking Discount

If families make the reservation before 1st December, 2022 they will receive a 10% discount.

UK, Canadian & U.S. Schools

During the past year we have helped many families find a suitable school for an international educational experience.  We have a thorough knowledge of UK Schools and have placed dozens of students since 2009.  Now we have an office in Vancouver we have developed relationships with a few select schools, not just in Canada but also the U.S.  

This is a free service to families who have attended an L&E programme.  We are able to offer a unique service with our personal experience of both student and school which is invaluable and beneficial to all concerned.  Consultancy can be extended to friends and family so please feel free to make referrals.

L&E back on the road

Now that we are able to travel a little more freely again we will be returning to making a few trips throughout the year visiting countries to talk to families about our programmes and services.

  • Berlin: 30th October – 1st November
  • London: 2nd November
  • Dubai: 13th – 16th February
  • New York: 15th-16th April

If your children have attended and enjoyed an L&E experience please “Spread the Word”.

Sharing this email, website link, instagram etc all helps.

We are also always happy to add locations and dates to our “Road Trip” so if you have friends and family interested in meeting with us then let us know!

2022 Programme Launched

8 January 2022

It is with great please that we are able to launch our much anticipated 2022 programme.

Programmes Available in UK & Canada

2022 Dates & Prices

L&E World Camp Discover the perfect adventure at our inspiring & nurturing camps (8-15)
Open Minds Be challenged creatively and consider new perspectives. (13-15)
L&E Teen Travel Learn the art of travel and prepare for future journeys. (14-17)

Ep 14: Jasmine: Youngest female to row the Atlantic

1 November 2021

This month’s episode Sam, Mike and Julie visit 🇦🇺Australia, 🇿🇦South Africa, 🏔Antartica, 🇯🇵Japan, 🇸🇦Saudi Arabia and 🇺🇸USA  in Around the World in 6 Stories.🌍

We look at what makes a good book📚 in the Big Discussion and we learn more about 🇲🇽Mexico in the Fact or Fiction Adventure. 

Our Youth Spotlight is on a 21 year old who rowed across the Atlantic and Julie learns the how to play the ukulele🎸

In Language Corner we reveal our favourite books📚

AROUND THE WORLD IN 6 STORIES:

  • 🇦🇺Australia – Brisbane wants 2030 Olympic Games
  • 🇿🇦South Africa – Technology used against poaching
  • 🏔Antartica – Huge iceberg breaks loose
  • 🇯🇵Japan – Cute and Clever Robots give comfort to lonely people
  • 🇸🇦Saudi Arabia – New futuristic city designed with no cars and roads
  • 🇺🇸USA – Band allows fans in bubbles to concerts

THE BIG DISCUSSION:

  • What makes a good book?📚

FACT or FICTION:

  • 🇲🇽Mexico

YOUTH SPOTLIGHT:

21 year old who rowed across the Atlantic

LIFE-SKILLS

  • Ukulele

LANGUAGE CORNER

  • We reveal our favourite books📚

What is the L&E Podcast?

The Learn and Experience Podcast explores and makes sense of the world we live in through Adventure, Life-Skills and Language.

It’s a perfect listen for kids, teens and families.

Join Sam, Mike and Julie monthly with a fast paced, informative and fun show with an emphasis on learning and experiencing.

We’d love to know what you think about our podcast!  Please rate and review and most importantly subscribe if you haven’t already done so. 

www.learnandexperience.com/the-podcast-episode-14

Instagram: @learnandexperience247

Popjam: @learnandexperience

Email: podcast@learnandexperience.com

Learn and Experience have been bringing the world’s youth together since 2009 through adventure, life skills and language.

Ep 13: Libby (9): The Secret Kids Language

4 October 2021

This month’s episode Sam, Mike and Julie visit 🇳🇬Nigeria 🇬🇭Ghana, 🚀Mars, 🇺🇸USA,  🇨🇳China and 🇯🇵Japan  in Around the World in 6 Stories.🌍

We look at the impact of Covid in the Big Discussion and we learn more about China in the Fact or Fiction Adventure. 

Our Youth Spotlight is on a young Canadian inventor and Julie learns the art of origami.

In Language Corner, 9 year old Libby teaches Sam the Secret Kids Language of Pig Latin.

AROUND THE WORLD IN 6 STORIES:

  • 🇳🇬Nigeria: First Woman and African to be named Head of the World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  • 🇬🇭Ghana: First country to receive vaccines through the United Nations sharing initiative.
  • 🚀Mars: Perseverance Rover lands on Mars
  • 🇺🇸USA: Waterfall in Yosemite National Park glows orange
  • 🇨🇳China: Taking an afternoon nap keeps us mentally agile.
  • 🇯🇵Japan: The creators of Pokemon Go have banned cheating players!

THE BIG DISCUSSION:

  • The impact of Covid-19

FACT or FICTION:

  • 🇨🇳China

YOUTH SPOTLIGHT:

Canadian, Ann Makosinski was 15 when she invented a type of flashlight!

LIFE-SKILLS

  • The Art of Origami 

LANGUAGE CORNER

  • 9 year old Libby teaches Sam the Secret Kids Language of Pig Latin.

What is the L&E Podcast?

The Learn and Experience Podcast explores and makes sense of the world we live in through Adventure, Life-Skills and Language.

It’s a perfect listen for kids, teens and families.

Join Sam, Mike and Julie monthly with a fast paced, informative and fun show with an emphasis on learning and experiencing.

We’d love to know what you think about our podcast!  Please rate and review and most importantly subscribe if you haven’t already done so. 

www.learnandexperience.com/the-podcast-episode-13  

Instagram: @learnandexperience247

Popjam: @learnandexperience

Email: podcast@learnandexperience.com

Learn and Experience have been bringing the world’s youth together since 2009 through adventure, life skills and language.

Ep 12: Emma (14): App to help Alzheimer sufferers

1 September 2021

Episode 12, Sam, Mike and Julie visit 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿Scotland , 🇳🇿New Zealand, 🇲🇬Madagascar, 🇨🇦Canada & 🇺🇸USA in Around the World in 6 Stories.🌍

We look at our favourite national dishes in the Big Discussion and we learn more about 🇲🇬Madagascar in the Fact or Fiction Adventure. 

Our Youth Spotlight is on creator of an App that helps sufferers of Alzheimers, 14 year old Emma Yang , and Julie learns how a vaccine works.💉

In Language Corner, Mike looks at which languages use the same word for Hello and Goodbye.

AROUND THE WORLD IN 6 STORIES:

  • 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿Scotland: Great Yellow Bumblebee spotted
  • 🇳🇿New Zealand: Lady arrested for smuggling Cactus
  • 🇲🇬Madagascar: Smallest reptile discovered
  • 🌍Worldwide: New Emoji update 
  • 🇨🇦Canada: 6 year old Boy set up Joke Stand
  • 🇺🇸USA: Spinach that can detect bombs and send emails.

THE BIG DISCUSSION:

  • Favourite National Dishes

FACT or FICTION:

  • 🇲🇬Madagascar

YOUTH SPOTLIGHT:

  • Emma Yang, 16: Creator of an App that helps sufferers of Alzheimers 

LIFE-SKILLS

  • 💉How does a vaccine work?

LANGUAGE CORNER

  • Which languages use the same word for Hello and Goodbye?

What is the L&E Podcast?

The Learn and Experience Podcast explores and makes sense of the world we live in through Adventure, Life-Skills and Language.

It’s a perfect listen for kids, teens and families.  Also, a great resource for ESL/EFL learners and educators.

Join Sam, Mike and Julie monthly with a fast paced, informative and fun show with an emphasis on learning and experiencing.

We’d love to know what you think about our podcast!  Please rate and review and most importantly subscribe if you haven’t already done so. 

Instagram: @learnandexperience247

Popjam: @learnandexperience

Email: podcast@learnandexperience.com

Learn and Experience have been bringing the world’s youth together since 2009 through adventure, life skills and language.

The L&E Show Ep 8 – Dec 2020

1 December 2020

This episode Sam, Mike and Julie visit Australia , China, USA, Belgium, South Africa & the UK in Around the World in 6 Stories.

We look at Freedom of Speech in the Big Discussion and we learn more about Japan in the Fact or Fiction Adventure.  

Our Youth Spotlight is on 11 year old, L&E Camper Michael and Julie learns breathing exercises as a new Life Skill. Mike tells us about English words that are not actually English!.

AROUND THE WORLD IN 6 STORIES:

  • South Africa: Conversation of a rare blind Black Rhino
  • USA: Futuristic hyper-loop transport
  • Australia: A change to the National Anthem Lyrics to include all
  • UK: Breakdancing star aiming for Olympics
  • Belgium: Earthquakes easier to detect since start of pandemic
  • China: New samples recovered from the moon

THE BIG DISCUSSION:

  • Free Speech 

FACT or FICTION:

  • Japan

YOUTH SPOTLIGHT:

  • Michael K,  11 year old L&E Camper gains place at Independent Boarding School Full Story

LIFE-SKILLS

  • Relaxing Breathing Exercises – Box Breathing

LANGUAGE CORNER

  • Are all English words English?

What is the L&E Podcast?

The Learn and Experience Podcast explores and makes sense of the world we live in through Adventure, Life-Skills and Language.

It’s a perfect listen for families and EFL learners wanting engaging and informative content for kids and teens.

Join Sam, Mike and Julie weekly (Wednesdays) with a fast paced, informative and fun show with an emphasis on learning and experiencing.

We’d love to know what you think about our podcast!  Please rate and review and most importantly subscribe if you haven’t already done so. 

Instagram: @learnandexperience247

Popjam: @learnandexperience

Email: podcast@learnandexperience.com

Learn and Experience have been bringing the world’s youth together since 2009 through adventure, life skills and language.

The L&E Show Ep 7 – Nov 2020

1 November 2020

This episode Sam, Mike and Julie visit USA, France, Nepal, Ireland, Norway & the EU in Around the World in 6 Stories.

We look at Gun Control in the Big Discussion and we learn more about USA in the Fact or Fiction Adventure.  Our Youth Spotlight is on Time Magazine’s Kid of the Year Award winner, 15 year old Gitanjali Rao.

Julie learns sign language as a new Life Skill and Mike tells us about the most translated books in history in Language Corner.

AROUND THE WORLD IN 6 STORIES:

  • USA: A new President & the first Female Vice-President
  • France: Historical Pigeon Message Found
  • Nepal: Mount Everest is now officially bigger
  • Ireland: A Time Capsule from the Arctic Found
  • Norway: Seaweed is the new Superfood
  • EU: Historical smells recreated 

THE BIG DISCUSSION:

  • Gun Control

FACT or FICTION:

  • USA

YOUTH SPOTLIGHT:

  • Time Magazine’s Kid of the Year Award winner, 15 year old Gitanjali Rao.

LIFE-SKILLS

  • Sign Language

LANGUAGE CORNER

  • The most translated books in history

What is the L&E Podcast?

The Learn and Experience Podcast explores and makes sense of the world we live in through Adventure, Life-Skills and Language.

Join Sam, Mike and Julie weekly (Wednesdays) with a fast paced, informative and fun show with an emphasis on learning and experiencing.

We’d love to know what you think about our podcast!  Please rate and review and most importantly subscribe if you haven’t already done so. 

Instagram: @learnandexperience247

Popjam: @learnandexperience

Email: podcast@learnandexperience.com

Learn and Experience have been bringing the world’s youth together since 2009 through adventure, life skills and language.

The L&E Show Ep 6 – Oct 2020

1 October 2020

In the Learn & Experience Podcast this week…

This episode, Sam, Mike and Julie learn about a new coral reef found in Australia, 3D printed houses made in Belgium and much more in Around the World in 6 Stories.

We look at Universal Basic Income in the Big Discussion, we visit Australia in the Fact or Fiction Adventure and our Youth Spotlight is on 2 teens who found rare coins that are over 1000 years old.  Julie learns the best way to learn a new language and Mike tells us about the amazing Whistling Language of the Canary Islands.

AROUND THE WORLD IN 6 STORIES:

  • Australia: A new coral reef has been discovered
  • Belgium: The first 2 storey 3D printed home
  • The Moon: More water found
  • Portugal: A graffiti artist creating ultra realistic art
  • Italy: Pope supports civil unions between same sex couples
  • Peru: A massive 2000 year old Cat found

THE BIG DISCUSSION:

  • Universal Basic Income

FACT or FICTION:

  • Australia

YOUTH SPOTLIGHT:

  • Two teens find rare coins that are over 1000 years old

LIFE-SKILLS

  • Learning a new language

LANGUAGE CORNER

  • Whistling Language of the Canary Islands

What is the L&E Podcast?

The Learn and Experience Podcast explores and makes sense of the world we live in through Adventure, Life-Skills and Language.

Join Sam, Mike and Julie bi-weekly (Wednesdays) with a fast paced, informative and fun show with an emphasis on learning and experiencing.

We’d love to know what you think about our podcast!  Please rate and review and most importantly subscribe if you haven’t already done so. 

Search in your podcast player of your choice: The Learn and Experience Podcast

Instagram: @learnandexperience247

Popjam: @learnandexperience

Email: podcast@learnandexperience.com

Learn and Experience have been bringing the world’s youth together since 2009 through adventure, life skills and language.

The L&E Show Ep 5 – Sep 2020

1 September 2020

This episode, Sam, Mike and Julie learn about the heaviest pumpkin in Germany and the most expensive dinosaur fossil sold at auction in New York in Around the World in 6 Stories.

We debate Animal Testing in the Big Discussion, we visit France in the Fact or Fiction Adventure and our Youth Spotlight is on Max Woosey, the 12 year old who has spent over 200 nights sleeping in a tent in his garden.  Julie learns a new life skill – how to make a white sauce! 

AROUND THE WORLD IN 6 STORIES:

  • Germany: Heaviest Pumpkins
  • Poland: Largest ever un-detonated WWII bomb found
  • Nigeria: Digital collection of traditional stories
  • India: First Indian student to attend the English National Ballet School
  • England: Toy Library
  • USA: Most expensive dinosaur fossil sold.

THE BIG DISCUSSION:

  • Animal Testing

FACT or FICTION:

  • France

YOUTH SPOTLIGHT:

  • Max Woosey, the 12 year old who has spent over 200 nights sleeping in a tent in his garden.

LIFE-SKILLS

  • Making a white sauce

LANGUAGE CORNER

  • Humour in language

What is the L&E Podcast?

The Learn and Experience Podcast explores and makes sense of the world we live in through Adventure, Life-Skills and Language.

Join Sam, Mike and Julie bi-weekly (Wednesdays) with a fast paced, informative and fun show with an emphasis on learning and experiencing.

We’d love to know what you think about our podcast!  Please rate and review and most importantly subscribe if you haven’t already done so. 

Search in your podcast player of your choice: The Learn and Experience Podcast

Instagram: @learnandexperience247

Popjam: @learnandexperience

Email: podcast@learnandexperience.com

Learn and Experience have been bringing the world’s youth together since 2009 through adventure, life skills and language.

The L&E Show Ep 4 – Aug 2020

1 August 2020

In the Learn and Experience Podcast this episode…

Sam, Mike and Julie learn about the Finnish teenager who became Prime Minister for the Day and the South African boy turning litter into games for kids in Around the World in 6 Stories.

We debate the age of voting in the Big Discussion, we visit Kenya in the Fact or Fiction Adventure and our Youth Spotlight is on Amal, the 3.5m puppet of a 9 year old refugee making the 5000 mile journey from the Turkish/Syrian border to Manchester, England.  Julie learns a new life skill – map reading! 

AROUND THE WORLD IN 6 STORIES:

  • Sweden: First All female Nobel Prize recipients in Chemistry
  • Italy: Cursed stolen artefacts from Pompei
  • Canada: Queen of the Ocean tagged
  • Finland: Teenage Prime Minister for the day
  • South Africa: Recycled litter made into games for kids
  • Tanzania: Miner becomes millionaire

THE BIG DISCUSSION:

  • The Age of Voting

FACT or FICTION:

  • Kenya

YOUTH SPOTLIGHT:

  • Amal, the 3.5m puppet of a 9 year old refugee making the 5000 mile journey from the Turkish/Syrian border to Manchester, England

LIFE-SKILLS

  • Using a map and compass

LANGUAGE CORNER

  • Riddles

What is the L&E Podcast?

The Learn and Experience Podcast explores and makes sense of the world we live in through Adventure, Life-Skills and Language.

Join Sam, Mike and Julie bi-weekly (Wednesdays) with a fast paced, informative and fun show with an emphasis on learning and experiencing.

We’d love to know what you think about our podcast!  Please rate and review and most importantly subscribe if you haven’t already done so.

Learn and Experience have been bringing the world’s youth together since 2009 through adventure, life skills and language.

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