Students get travel scholarships

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A SCHOOL has awarded travel scholarships to pupils to encourage a spirit of adventure, exploration and physical challenge.

Oundle School’s Adventure Awards Committee considered a large number of applications made by pupils from the Lower Sixth Form and was impressed by students’ travel plans.

But the top award, the Dudgeon Venture Award, which will be awarded at the School’s Speech Day, has been given to a group of four students who will be cycling the D-Day beaches from Cherbourg to Ouistreham.

In their application, Natasha Stocks, 16, Honor de Winton ,16, Isabel Ayton, 17, and Izzy Buckland, 16, wrote: “Our objectives were to visit the key sites of the D-Day landings, to follow the Operation Overlord mission of the Royal Ulster Rifles, to find the grave of Captain John Aldworth, 2nd Btn Royal Ulster Rifles, killed in action on the attack on Cambes Wood on June 7, 1944, and to improve our French.”

Other scholarships included money towards a cricket tour and a cycle along the River Danube.