Ten
boys in the Upper Sixth are primed for exciting and fulfilling summers thanks
to gap year grants totalling £3,000 awarded by the Roger and Miriam Pilkington
Trust.   

The generous grants will enable
the ten Sixth Formers to undertake a wide range of charitable work overseas
this summer.  Their projects include animal welfare and conservation in
Malaysia, working with children who have lost parents due to disease and
poverty in Zimbabwe, teaching English to primary school children in Thailand,
helping with building projects for teaching and community development in
Zambia, teaching English and outreach in Thailand, and hospital work in
Tanzania.

The
Roger and Miriam Pilkington Trust, which awards grants to ‘enterprising’ people aged 18 to 25,
particularly those who are undertaking imaginative projects abroad which
increase their awareness of other cultures and ways of living, and help them
understand social projects outside their own environment, was very encouraged
by the variety of applications from the boys at Bedford School.

We wish them all exciting and
enlightening adventures.


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