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We have had another great year in 2018.
- we worked with maintained 64 partner schools in London, and two private schools
- we presented at assembly to over 7500 Year 12 students
- we received over 225 applications, giving awards to over 250 students.
Again, our number of beneficiaries have doubled. But behind that is an outreach scheme which benefits substantially more students than are given awards. About one quarter of all students we speak to at assembly come to our follow-up sessions: and just by applying, they learn many new ‘life skills’ which fall outside the typical school curriculum – about time and team organisation, research, planning, budgeting, and following through, i.e. perseverance and ‘grittiness’.
Our Christmas party will be on 4 December in the Benugo Bar at the BFI, London.
Join us and the Concordia Choir for carols in the Christ Chapel, Dulwich at 7.30 on 19 December, champagne reception after.
Play Golf with us for our second Memorial Golf Day at Worplesdon Golf Course on 6 June 2019.
Recently we asked a team of independent researchers to evaluate our impact, interviewing teachers and previous award winners. The results were fantastic, a great credit to our team. Impact and Recommendations.
We often have wonderful photographs sent to us by award winners, and this year we are setting up an annual photography prize to the value of £100, runner-up £50.
We will announce the winners imminently.
Lunch at the Old Bailey
In February we were invited to take 12 award winners to have lunch with 12 judges at the Old Bailey. It was a fascinating afternoon – after lunch, the students were invited to see court case, which turned out to involve knife crime and a murder charge.
Australian Outback Award
Charlie Depel will be joining Jock Campbell at ‘Mungadal’, Hay NSW, for four months in 2019. We would like to hear from other interested applicants for subsequent years.