STO Editor Sarah Holt

At the end of January Sarah Holt will leave her post as editor of School Travel Organiser magazine and its portfolio.

Sarah took the reins of School Travel Organiser in October 2014 and her role over the past two years has seen her writing and editing articles on everything from the ground-breaking research of the Learning Away project to the learning outside the classroom policies of community-focused Primary schools.

She has also been involved in establishing the inaugural School Travel Awards, which will be launching for their second time at the start of 2017.

Speaking of her departure Sarah said: “I’m really going to miss working on the STO products. I’m so passionate about the practice of learning outside the classroom and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed being a champion for it over the past two years.

“Through the conferences and events that I’ve attended I’ve met some incredible people – teachers, industry experts and even pupils. There really is no sector like this in the world. The positivity and dedication in this field is like nothing I’ve ever seen before.”

Sarah leaves to take a career break in which she’ll travel the world, starting in Central America before moving on to Africa and Canada.

Publisher of School Travel Organiser, Rob Yandell commented: “It’s always sad to see valued colleagues leave but we’re mainly jealous about Sarah’s amazing travel plans! I have already started the recruitment process and will oversee the smooth transition to a new editor, who will be ready to maintain and further School Travel Organiser’s reputation as the most innovative, authoritative and inspiring magazine in the school travel market.”

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