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Stories

Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School, Camden

The Year 6 PGL trip was a huge success. The children enjoyed a range of exciting and diverse activities including abseiling, raft-building and zip-wiring. For many, it was their first experience of staying away from home overnight. This trip is an invaluable tool for helping our Year 6 pupils prepare themselves for their next steps into secondary school; it gives them the confidence and reassurance that they can be independent, brave and succeed in a range of fields. On behalf of our children and their parents, we thank you for your support.

Camden Music ensemble trip to Cardiff

Our aims were to provide the students with an opportunity to grow in confidence and develop a greater degree of independence, and to spend a good amount of time making music. In Cardiff we were able to spend 4-5 hours every day in rehearsal. A newly formed Orchestra Committee selected the items for the homecoming concert, arranged the programme and worked out the logistics of presenting it in a confined space. The concert took place at Camden School for Girls, for an audience of parents, a mere two hours after our arrival back.

St Augustine’s CE Primary School, Westminster

Year 6 had a wonderful week away at Outward Bounds. The children showed a lot of resilience and were very supportive and inclusive of each other. Our instructor was brilliant, very calm and patient with all the children, particularly those who find listening carefully a challenge! On the last day, our kids made an amazing presentation to the other classes, performing a song about their experiences. Even the quieter children really came out of their shells. All of them would have liked to stay another week – it was a fantastic trip creating lifelong memories.

On Acland Burghley School’s trip to the First World War sites in Ypres I learnt about the hardships of the war, and how people coped. I also realised the respect with which people treat the war today. Every part of the trip was amazingly planned: from the preserved trench to the biscuit factory. I would love to do something like this again! Many thanks to the Philological Foundation.

Leon B, Year 9

The Foundation has been instrumental in alleviating the financial pressures that come with the pursuit of higher education. The grant has ensured I could meet the practical costs of the course such as books and travel, and provided me with a means to devote myself fully to scholarly endeavours. It’s allowed me personal and professional development opportunities that pay nothing but are worthwhile causes close to my heart. Due to the Foundation, I’m able to be an active member of the University as a Diversity and Equality Ambassador and a Community Researcher in Birmingham.

Student, studying for an MA in Political Research Methods

Thank you for awarding me with this grant, which has helped me to complete the first year of university. I used the first part of the grant to help pay my rent in the first semester of university as I ran out of money after paying the deposit for my accommodation. I used the second part of the grant to help pay for travel, such as travelling to placements and pharmacy conferences, as well as help pay for bills in my accommodation. Being awarded this grant allowed me to attend placements and pharmacy conferences which helped me understand what it really means to be a pharmacist. It allowed me to afford to stay at university without me having to worry about money for rent. Thank you again for awarding me with this grant, I really appreciate it.

Student, studying Pharmacy

I cannot express enough how your support has helped me, not only through this year but the years previous. It has allowed me to move from a place of complete ignorance of historic carving to a place where I can confidently complete large commissions. It would truly not have been possible without your generosity.

Student, studying woodcarving