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happy 20th birthday to BAISIS British Association of Independent Schools with International Students Lana and Charlotte attended this year’s conference. Read on to find out what happened when Lana climbed firmly outside her comfort zone.... On 9th March, Lana Foster and Charlotte Hamson attended the BAISIS conference in Birmingham. The two day conference kicked off for participants on Thursday, 9th March with a networking dinner for school members and associates. Lana had been asked to do the after dinner speech and took the floor at about 9.30pm. The conference brings together member schools, all of whom, welcome international students to their classrooms. On 10th March the day started with an excellent Keynote speech from Lord Bilmoria of Chelsea MBE who, having been a student himself in the UK holds the subject of the Education Industry in the UK close to his heart. The After Dinner Speech -click here to see the highlights ‘This was my first After Dinner Speech and it was a big challenge. I think all the preparation and rehearsals paid off as people seemed to enjoy listening to my tales of how things have changed in our industry over the 29 years I have been involved in it’ Lana Foster


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