SIX dedicated students have been awarded bursaries to undertake volunteer projects abroad.
The teenagers from The Sixth Form College have been awarded the funding thanks to the Terry Kitson Award for Service to the Community.
Over £3,000 has been granted to the students via the award which was set up to remember the late Terry Kitson who was a governor at the college for seven years.
Nine students had to try convince a panel of judges with their own individual presentation but only six were lucky.
Abbie-Louise Nearn and George Walker most impressed the panel and have each been given £700 towards their projects, which will take them to South America and Africa respectively.
Former Light Hall School student Abbie-Louise is planning to work in an orphanage in Peru where she will teach English to underprivileged children.
“I was eager to do a Gap year in a Spanish-speaking country, because I plan to continue my Spanish studies at university,” said the 18-year-old.
“Peru seemed like a good place to do that, particularly as the volunteer projects out there seem to focus on social care.”
Meanwhile Bentley Heath teenager George is travelling to Ghana for his gap year. The ex-Arden School pupil will be working in a local hospital as well as travelling to rural communities and orphanages.