|19 Nov 2019|
|News from the Worthian Network|
GLOBAL ACTION AWARDS
What is a Global Action Award?
The Global Action Awards (GAA) were established in 2000 by Worth Society who through its charitable arm, The Worthians Charitable Trust, offers grants to Worthians proposing to spend an extended period of time in unpaid work for the good of others. To date, a total of £28,780 has been awarded to Worthians participating in voluntary work for good causes. You can view the full list of awardees and read the latest GAA reports in the latest issue of the Society's magazine, The Blue Paper.
Who are the Awards Open To?
The Global Action Award scheme is predominantly aimed at Year 13 students planning to undertake a gap year and undertake a voluntary project for an extended period of time (usually at least 6 weeks) with a recognised charity that is both beneficial to themselves personally and to the wider community. However, the awards are also open to any Worthian at any stage in their life who wishes to take an extended sabbatical to undertake a voluntary project with a recognised charity. The project may involve travel outside the United Kingdom, but although this is encouraged it is not a prerequisite.
Who are the Awarding Committee?
The Awarding Committee consists of the Chairman of Worth Society, Worth School's Head Master, and Trustees of the Worthians Charitable Trust.
When do they meet?
The Awarding Committee meets each term at Worth School.
What are the key factors in making the award?
What are the conditions on completing the award?
An award recipient will need to write a report of their project for the Worth Society’s annual magazine, The Blue Paper, upon their return. The Society feels that it is very important that awardees be involved in promoting the benefits of their activities to those who might follow in their footsteps and so ask that they also come back to School to make a short presentation to pupils about their project.