A few weeks ago I was invited to a celebration of the Learning and Leading programme.
An afternoon to meet others who had been on or who were planning to go on gap years, had undertaken fieldwork apprenticeships, or who had been to summer schools put on by the RGS.
We were also able to meet some of the key people behind the programme, including Amber Sorrell, Catherine Souch, Shane Winser and Steve Brace, and were given presentations by previous students and by the very animated polar explorer Paul Rose.
All these schemes really are brilliant, allowing people who have not had the chance before to travel and get out into the world! Talking to Paul Rose, his face lights up talking about the schemes, and it’s always worth applying. You can also check out the other grants they offer here.