Each year, a number of scholarships are awarded under the Miles Clark Travel Scholarship to Salopians who wish to attempt a challenging project in their Gap Year. The fund was established in memory of Miles Clark (Severn Hill 1974-78), who was a distinguished scientific explorer, writer and photographer, and its aim is to enable pupils"leaving the Sixth Form of Shrewsbury School to undertake an expedition abroad involving adventure, personal challenge and research."
Awards made so far this year have been to:
a pupil who plans to spend 5 weeks backpacking through 5 countries, and then spend 6 months teaching English at a school in Argentina;
a pupil who will be spending 4-5 months in The Gambia, teaching in a number of different schools and helping to run Christian meetings and holiday clubs;
two pupils who will be cycling from Bedfordshire to Bergen, raising money for The Royal Marines and The Blue Chair Leukaemia Charity.
In the Michaelmas Term following their trip, pupils are invited back to the school and asked to give a presentation to our Sixth Formers about their experiences.
Please see The Miles Clark Travel Scholarship page for more information.