Time to get thinking about travel, as the club committee launches the 2020 Old Abbotsholmians’ Club Travel Award! The club hopes to ensure that OAs continue to travel, take to the hills and give back to the global community from which the Abbotsholme family is drawn.
So, if you’ll be aged 18-25 when you travel get in on the act and apply for this year's award!
The committee will award 1,500GBP to the young OA whose application it determines best meets one or more of the following aims:
1. Increasing knowledge – either connected to the applicant's studies or some area of personal interest; or 2. Protecting nature – taking part in an environmental project; or 3. Challenging yourself – by undertaking an expedition; or 4. Social responsibility – taking part in a social project for the benefit of others.
The travel award is open to any OA aged 18-25 at the time of travel, and who commits to travelling in the year 2021. And, yes, we know travel is not easy in these times of Covid, but the committee will be flexible in its approach to working with the winner.
I’m not yet 18, can I apply? I’ll be older than 25 when I travel - is that OK? We ask only that you are between the ages of 18 and 25 when you travel.
I would like to apply, but want to travel during the winter / Easter break. Is this ok? As long as you travel by the end of 2021 it’s fine.
I’ve already booked my travel, but would like to apply for the award. Can I? That is not necessarily a problem, the club only stipulates that you use the award for the purpose of travel, being to pay for travel tickets, accommodation or travel expenses.
I’m not confident about writing stories, but would still like to apply. Should I? Yes! We have people who can help you with the writing, However, you should be prepared to provide details information about your travel experiences, as well as photos.