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Promoting Upper Sixth Form Travel and Adventure

The Old Millhillians Club has launched a Travel Award with similar aims to those of the Van Moppes Travel Award that was so popular with Upper Sixth formers in the 1960s and 1970s. The Travel Award replaces the Club’s earlier Sponsorship programme.

The Travel Award supports Upper Sixth form school leavers who want to embark on any worthwhile travel adventure or challenge for their general interest and personal development or even to raise money for charity.

The Club offers up to £1,000 towards the cost of the travel costs of the activity (not a donation to a charity if one is involved). There are two awards each year.

All applicants are asked to prepare a written letter requesting the award comprising:

  • Outline travel plans and dates
  • A summary of expected achievements from the travelling experience
  • A summary of the main aim(s) of the trip, highlighting Cultural, Academic, Community, Environmental or Charity based projects or areas of interest
  • A rationale of how the financial award would support achievement of the aim(s)

The letters of application are reviewed by a panel comprising representatives of the school and the Old Millhillians Club and shortlisted applicants will be invited to make a short presentation on their proposal.

The successful applicants will also be asked to report back on their respective trips and submit a short article with some pictures for The Club’s magazine, Martlet.


The award winners were:

  • Jack Curtis (Weymouth 2017-2022)
  • Sienna Turner (Weymouth 2017-2022)
  • Harriett Shrimpton (School 2017-2022)

Here is their report of their exciting trip. 

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