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Sheffield High School Year 13 student wins travel award

Sheffield High student Jamila Thompson has just won a travel award to support her during her gap year in France.

Sheffield High student Jamila Thompson has just won a travel award to support her during her gap year in France. Each year the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) awards a range of travel scholarships in six categories to Year 13 students at Trust schools who are intending to take a gap year or who are planning to travel in the summer before their university course.

Jamila is taking a gap year to live in France before starting her university course. In the sixth form at the High School, Jamila is studying French at A-level and is hoping to study biomedical sciences and French at Manchester University. This is a 4-year course and the third year would be spent in a French-speaking country. Jamila is looking to work as an au pair or perhaps find work in tourism. This would involve either living with a family or in accommodation provided by her employer.

On hearing of the award, Jamila said: “I’m overwhelmed to receive this travel scholarship award. It now means that I can pursue my plan to live in France during my gap year before university and increase my fluency in French. When I heard this great news I thanked God for the support I have received from GDST to fulfill this ambition,” she added.

Background Jamila’s travel award is just one of a wide range of awards made each year by the Girls’ Day School Trust. Applications for a travel award were invited from Year 13 students who were either planning to take a gap year or planning to travel in the summer before their university course and who were travelling independently rather than using a gap year provider.

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