Schools may have had the summer off summer, but Jade Cahill, a teacher from St Charles Primary School headed for a classroom on the other side of the world.

The 24-year-old jetted off to Cambodia to spend a month mentoring young teachers in the port town of Siem Reap.

Jade explained her motives for making this trip: ‘The teachers there have no formal training. It will be great to share all my knowledge but I am sure I will learn a lot too. There are no computers. It's back to blackboard and chalk.’

Miss Cahill returns to her own school in September to share her adventures with her class: ‘I am so excited, it's an amazing opportunity to see how the schools work there close-up and to help out at the same time.’