About the Awards
The Frederick Soddy Schools Award scheme was created in 2018 when the Frederick Soddy Trust became a linked charity of RGS-IBG, creating a new set of grants, the Frederick Soddy Awards, to support school and student fieldwork and expeditions. Prior to 2018 the Frederick Soddy Schools Award was promoted for the Frederick Soddy Trust by the Geographical Association.
Schools often find it difficult to compete successfully for funds from the main grant-giving bodies or to allocate their own resources to field studies. The aim of the Frederick Soddy Schools Awards is to encourage field studies by providing financial support specifically for this work.
These awards are given to teachers leading groups of school pupils. Applications are welcomed from UK and Ireland schools planning fieldwork involving a strong element of human geography. Awards are made of £200 to £600, and cannot support the costs of physical resources. Preference will be given to schools which have not been supported in the previous year’s awards.
The Frederick Soddy Schools Award will not be awarded for 2020 and 2021.
Please read the application guidelines and, using the form provided, submit your application by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Decisions on applications are normally communicated by mid-March.
Tarbert Academy - Field trip to Millport, Isle of Cumbrae
Drybrook Primary School - Viney Hill Christian Adventure Centre in the Forest of Dean
Packmoore Ormiston Academy - Field trip to Poole's Cavern, Peak District
Dunalley School - Tom Robert's Adventure Centre, Gloucestershire
St Thomas the Apostle School and Sixth Form College - Field trip to Overstrand, Norfolk
Cape Cornwall School - Field trip to Eden Project
Highgate Wood School - Field trip to Snowdonia
Girlguiding UK - Girlguiding LaSER Thailand Expedition
Invergordon Academy - Nepal Expedition