The Dorothy Lester Travel Scholarship
Miss Dorothy Lester was headmistress of the Girls School in 1954 until retiring in 1979. Miss Lester was much loved by her ‘girls' and the Old Girls Association wanted to create a fitting and lasting memorial to her; Miss Lester loved to travel and so it was decided in 2002 that a travel scholarship was to be set up in her name.
The Dorothy Lester Travel Scholarship is open to all girls in the Upper and Lower VI. The girls have to submit, as part of their application a detailed travel plan which shows initiative, enterprise and the educational value of the trip. The girl can be travelling alone or part of a group either abroad or here in the UK; the expedition should be in the main organised by the girl concerned and not part of a ‘package holiday' or other such standard trips organised by a travel firm.
The selection is made by the Old Girls Association Committee and asks that the chosen girl produce a report of her travel experiences.
The 2012 Scholarship is to be awarded to Bethany Reed. Bethany is most grateful for the award as she wishes to travel to Cologne in Germany. She hopes to visit the local attractions and is also applying to do voluntary work. Bethany plans to study German and Psychology at University so this travel scholarship will be a very helpful experience before she embarks on the course.
Previous recipients and their travel reports:
*2011 - Stephanie Barnes, Denmark
*2010 - Anna Burlace
* 2009 - Alexandra Welsby, Madrid
* 2008 - Dorothy McCarthy, Berlin
* 2007 - Sarah Ross, India
* 2006 - Charlotte Buckley, USA
* 2005 - Georgina Bolton, Australia
* 2004 - Sophie Livsey, USA