The CORE Foundation Travel Scholarship winners are announced each year at the ULearn conference in October each year. Following are the list of winners since the inaugural scholarship in 2010.
Chris Henderson won the Travel Scholarship while teaching at Aranui High School. Deeply involved in social agencies, such as Christchurch's own Social Innovation, he has focussed on involving his students in global matters, giving them a voice. With the scholarship money he travelled to the International Conference on Economic, Environmental and Social Sustainability at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver in January 2012. His paper, 'Social Media as an Educational Tool for Developing Youth Citizenship in a Post Disaster Context', drew on his experience after the Christchurch earthquakes.
Some highlights for him were:
Neill O'Reilly is principal at Windsor School, Christchurch. His submission for the award was based on "The opportunity to lift thinking and improve learning." Neil used the scholarship to attend the 15th International Conference on Thinking held in Belfast, Northern Ireland, June 20-24 2011. He presented at this conference on the same subject submitted for the scholarship.