Student Bursaries

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 (£130 – £300) bursary.

Bursaries of up to £370 are available for the

JSST Classical Civilisation & Ancient History

Summer School   2019

Repton Summer School Play 2016

“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.”

You must be 16-19 and have a FY, PR, BB or LA postcode

(or be an active member of the LSA CA if you live outside of these postcode areas)

Below are the Reports written by the winners of the 2018 Student Bursaries. If reading the Reports has inspired you 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. Good Luck!

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“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

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Classics Summer School Student Bursaries 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:

Repton Summer School Report 2018 by Ronnais Lloyd

Bursary Winners 2018 Repton Summer School 2

Repton Summer School Report 2018 by Lachlan Rurlander

Repton Summer School Report 2018 by Daniel Hubbard

Repton Play 2018

Repton Summer School Report 2018 by Jonathan Wilson

Repton Summer School Report 2018 by Casey MacDonald

 

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.

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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?”

Further details can be found on the 2017 Bursary Information Sheet and the 2017 Bursary Application Form.

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

You can read Carter’s report here, Sal’s here and Alex’s here, Ethan’s report is here, Ross’s here and Sam’s here.

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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.

You can read Leah’s report here, Leon’s here  and Isaac’s here. Leah’s can also be viewed on our home page under the Classics Camp! blog post.