Feedback from Julia, a Hungarian teacher from a High School of Commerce and Economy.


Meeting the requirements of modernising vocational training, our  Secondary School from Budapest, Hungary, wants to provide their students beside high standard academic studies, life-like vocational training.

Students specialising in commerce have already participated in working placements in Plymouth several times in the framework of the Leonardo and Erasmus Plus programmes. Now, we are here with 9 students from the 11th and 12th grades for commercial studies and 7 students of 11th grade studying tourism.

We have had excellent working relations with Almond Vocational Link for several years now. So they placed our commercial students in charity shops, like British Heart Foundation, Scope, Cancer Research, YMCA, PDSA or Barnardo’s. The school wants to contribute to introducing and improving the good practices of charity shops in Hungary. We intend to participate in the process of developing them into a social network. Besides promoting the business model, we would also like to transmit the idea of charity shops in a high quality way.

Our students studying tourism work at Mount Edgcumbe and Antony House. Hungarian national touristic trends focus on active tourism, festivals, culture and recreation by rivers and lakes. That is why the school’s objective is to get to know and chart the potential of segments like manor houses, their parks and gardens. These stately homes in Plymouth provide an opportunity to develop similar establishments in Hungary.