Early Years student to receive tropical work experience

3rd May 2022

An Early Years & Childhood Studies student from Stratford-upon-Avon College has gained a place on the Camp Bali experience, which will see her jet across the world to teach young people in a once in a lifetime adventure.

Belle Gorman, 17, is on her second year of the CACHE Level 3 Technical Diploma in Childcare and Education and is set to complete her course this Summer. On completion of this course Belle intends to study at university to become a teacher, however didn’t want to pursue this straight away.

Rather than take up a job close to home, Belle widened her search for something that would provide her with more challenging and unique experience.

Camp Bali Island Hopper

Belle applied to Camp Bali, a 20-day trip that will see her fly across the world to Bali on her own and stay at a camp with 60 other like-minded people, giving her the opportunity to teach at local schools, as well as work with wildlife.

Belle commented: “It is a once in a lifetime experience. The itinerary looked amazing and gave me a whole host of new things to be a part of. It’s a great way to combine passion, learning and experiences.”

She is also really looking forward to working with children in a different setting: “It will be so interesting to see the various teaching styles. The resources will be different and working in such a distinct environment – I can’t wait!” Though she is nervous, she is excited for the trip: “It is my first time doing something completely on my own so it is a big step!”

Early Years lecturer, Sara Greedy, is so happy with the progress Belle has made which has led to this decision: “It’s amazing to see how much Belle has grown as a person over these two years at College. This environment introduces you to like-minded people and can really help students grow in confidence. And you can see this has happened here!”

Find out more about the College's Early Years & Childhood Studies courses: Early Years & Childhood Studies courses