We’re delighted to have been awarded funding from the prestigious Turing Scheme to set up a residential educational centre in Gran Canaria to benefit young people from South Devon. The Turing Scheme is the UK government’s scheme to provide funding for international opportunities in education and training across the world. It supports Global Britain by providing an opportunity for UK organisations from education and training sectors to offer their students, learners and pupils life changing experiences to study or work abroad.
Our CEO, Ian Powell says “Many of the disadvantaged young people we work with have never had the chance to go overseas. This project gives them the opportunity to study abroad, in small groups, with their ETF tutors. The benefits of travelling, learning about a different culture, taking part in different activities and learning new skills will be life-transforming, opening new doors and raising aspirations for young people. “
Learners on Eat That Frog’s Post 16 provision for the academic year 21-22 will be offered the opportunity to spend three weeks at the centre in Gran Canaria, studying for their vocational qualifications, enhancing independent living skills such as travel, budgeting and cooking and enjoying a range of social and sports activities such as water sports and sight-seeing.
The Turing Scheme’s research shows these overseas opportunities can give significant advantages around employability. Students also reported increases in personal skills, with almost all participants seeing improved self-confidence (88%), interpersonal skills (89%). The research also found that the benefits of shorter mobilities are particularly felt by students from lower-income households and those with caring responsibilities, who are under-represented in traditional programmes, because disruption to their existing studies and home life is minimised.
Click here for more information on The Turing Scheme.
A big well done to all of our learners who received their GCSE results!
We are celebrating our best year yet. Learners this year were entered in Foundation and Higher Maths, English and even Psychology GCSEs, with all learners passing and some achieving passes at Level 7 – a huge achievement for young people who may previously have ‘failed’ or not even been entered for GCSEs.
We are all super proud of all our learners and think their responses speak for themselves –
“I am very happy with my GCSE Maths and English results and getting a grade 5 in Maths and a 7 in English. I am so pleased I did it and want to thank Amanda and Sophie for teaching me. “
“Thank you to my teachers, Emily and Tilly, for helping me to achieve my good GCSE grades in English and Maths; I could not have done it without you.”
“I am happy with my GCSE English result and it was worth it and thank you to Tilly and the other staff at Eat That Frog for their hard work.”
New for 2020
Walking Works Wonders at Eat That Frog.
Every Friday starting on 21st February at 11am from the Pad in Paignton.
The walks take 30-45 minutes and are suitable for everyone! Why not stay for our Lunch Club afterwards – only £6!
Eat That Frog Christmas Highlights
Here at Eat That Frog we’ve been spreading the Christmas joy far and wide. All of our centres took part in Christmas Jumper Day for Save the Children and of course we jumped at the chance to create our own music video. Credit goes to Marks and Spencer for starting the Go Jumpers trend!
We’ve been sharing the fun with our over 50’s lunch club by putting on a special Christmas party for all of them which included a sing- along to all of the Christmas classics, a Christmas dinner prepared and cooked by the lovely Nina and her helpers and a huge bingo bonanza to finish off the day!
Eat That Frog’s self-employment programme up for national award
On 3rd October 2019, representatives from local training provider Eat That Frog will be attending a prestigious awards ceremony at the House of Lords in London, having been named finalists in the IOEE (Institute of Enterprise & Entrepreneurship) awards for Enterprising Learning Provider of the Year.
Once a year the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (IOEE) and awarding body SFEDI bring together key figures from the small business, enterprise and skills sector in the UK to celebrate and recognise the very best in enterprise learning and skills. Eat That Frog are delighted to be nominated for this award, particularly as their category includes institutions such as the 170-year-old Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester.
Feedback from self-employment learners include: “It’s a great place to come and learn; very helpful and friendly staff all round, and course packed with useful information.” and “What a brilliant experience! A really well-structured course, engaging delivery in a small-sized group. Thank you very much.”