Katie Hughes – a year cut short by the pandemic

Katie Hughes

Katie Hughes had a Footprinter Grant for her primary school teaching placement in Chile. Here is her final update – in her words “Unfortunately my time in Chile came to an end 5 months early due to the global pandemic. I was heartbroken when I found out I had to come back to Scotland at the end of March.” Things were looking so good! After spending two amazing months travelling in Chile and Argentina, I returned to the school at the beginning of March to […]

The end to an incredible journey! Rachel Azzopardi, Otjikondo

Rachel Azzopardi travelled to Otjikondo School, Namibia, supported by a Footprinter Grant. The pandemic brought her experience to an abrupt end, sadly. Here she tells how it felt to be rushed home from the Otjikondo we are so fond of, and that Rachel’s grown to love.  This wasn’t the Otjikondo plan! It was never in my plans to be here, writing my final article, sitting at home, with a messily packed suitcase wide open on my carpet. Four months early. I find it quite hard […]