For over thirty years Blue Coat students have had the opportunity to apply for Tod Scholarship funding. Set up by former Chair of Governors Sir Alan Tod to expand the horizons of Blue Coat students, the fund has enabled students to undertake educational and cultural travel during the summer break. Destinations have included Iceland, to visit the country’s renowned glaciers and geysers, Finland, to take part in a Baltic Sea Tall Ship race, and Pakistan to gain an insight into one of the country’s busiest hospitals.
This summer’s successful applicants included a small group of A Level Spanish students, who travelled to the historic city of Salamanca in Spain, to attend an intensive language course. Immersing themselves in Spanish culture and meeting fellow linguistics students from around the world provided the group with a fantastic opportunity to advance their language skills in preparation for the rigours of their A2 Spanish course.
To find out more about Sorcha, Anna and Sally’s trip please click here.
For Year 13 student Fruzsina a grant from the Tod Scholarship fund led her to Hungary. Currently applying to study medicine, Fruzsina experienced first-hand the differences between the UK and Hungarian healthcare systems, as she spent time at a local doctor’s surgery and was lucky enough to gain access to the Kenézy Korház Hospital’s operating theatre to observe two procedures.
To read Fruzsina’s travel report please click here.