As part of our remit to make Classics accessible to everyone in our area, we offer local students the opportunity to attend the JSST Classical Civilisation and Ancient History Summer School at Repton School in Derbyshire on a full (£370) or partial bursary.
*We are now accepting applications for 2019!*
Bursaries of up to £370 are available for the
JSST Classical Civilisation & Ancient History
Summer School 2019
“It really is an experience of a lifetime to attend Repton and is very much worth applying for a bursary if you are in need of one to gain such experience – I highly recommend it.” (Bursary Winner, 2018)
If you would like to apply for a LSA CA Classics Summer School Bursary for 2019 then please read the Summer School Bursary Guidelines 2019 and fill in this Bursary Application Form. The deadline for applications is 1st March 2019.
This year we are asking students to respond to the following statement in 800 to 1000 words:
“We no longer need to visit ancient sites to learn about the ancient world.”
Do you agree?
The committee would like to see evidence of research showing a consideration of how some ancient sites have been affected by events ranging from terrorism to tourism in the last few years, as well as students’ personal opinions.
Bursaries will be awarded to students, aged 16 to 19, who in the opinion of the committee, answer 2019’s extended question in the most interesting and apt manner, and whose financial and/or personal circumstances affect their chances of attending the Summer School.
Preference will be given to students who regularly attend the Association’s lectures but bursaries have so far been awarded every year to non-student members so please do apply if you would like to attend the Summer School and live in any of the following postcard areas: BB, FY, LA or PR.
We can’t wait to hear from you – good luck!
Classics Summer School Student Bursaries 2018
“The Summer School has been a fantastic opportunity to expand my knowledge of the classical world in a very welcoming and relaxed environment, allowing me to learn about topics that I haven’t previously encountered.” Bursary Recipient 2018
In 2018, the Association asked applicants to respond to the following question:
“I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think.” Socrates. What does studying Classics make you think?”
Bursaries were awarded to students, who in the opinion of the committee, answered 2018’s extended question in the most interesting and apt manner, and whose financial and/or personal circumstances affect their chances of attending the Summer School.
This year, thanks to the fundraising events of our members who helped the raffle reach over £1200, there were six successful recipients of full and partial bursaries: Jonathan Wilson, Daniel Hubbard, Ronnais Lloyd, Casey MacDonald and Helen Byrne of Runshaw College and Lachlan Rurlander of Lancaster Royal Grammar School. All the students thoroughly enjoyed their time at Repton and have written about their experience in a series of short Reports, which we hope you enjoy reading:
If you would like to apply for a LSA CA Classics Summer School Bursary for 2019 then please come back to this page in mid-September when the application process begins and you will be able to download the Information Sheet and Application Form for Summer 2019.
Classics Summer School Student Bursaries 2017
This year, the Association asked applicants to respond to the following question:
“Dead languages, dead people, dead boring – what’s the point of Classics?”
Please note that it is a requirement of receiving a bursary that the student fully participates in the Summer School activities and lessons and is happy to undertake, where possible, reasonable requests to share their experience of the Summer School with LSA CA members, and students at their school or college.
Six students were awarded full and partial bursaries to enable them to attend the Summer School in 2017: Samuel Southern from AKS Lytham, Ross Kinnaird and Alex Melling from Runshaw College, and Carter Davis, Ethan Lees and Sal Kenny from Blackpool Sixth Form College.
“Repton Summer School 2017 was one of the best summer experiences I’ve ever had. I met great people, was taught by great people, and even had the pleasure of feeling like a great person among all the bright minds, encouraged to pursue the likewise passion we all share for classics” Bursary Recipient 2017
Classics Summer School Student Bursaries 2016
Thanks to the generosity of members who have donated money and purchased raffle tickets at our events, and the generosity of the JACT Summer Schools Trust (JSST), four students were awarded full and partial bursaries to enable them to attend the Summer School in 2016: Leah Buckel, Isaac Costello and Leon Hewitt of Runshaw College, Leyland, and Tilly-May Johnson of Royal Clitheroe Grammar School.
“I learnt which aspects of classics I find enjoyable and which I find challenging which is important for future studies and I have met great people who I would never have met otherwise due to distance so it really is worth it.”
“It really is an experience of a lifetime to attend Repton and is very much worth applying for a bursary if you are in need of one to gain such experience – I highly recommend it.”
Leah Buckel, Runshaw College. Recipient of LSA CA Summer School Bursary 2016
The students were asked to write brief reports of their experiences at Repton to let members know how they benefitted from the bursaries and to inspire other students to have a go at applying next year.