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Foundation gives more than £2,000 to help Diss High School pupils' travels

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An educational foundation has given four Diss High School pupils scholarships to take them a step closer to travelling abroad.

The Taylor and Hammond Educational Foundation gave the quartet more than £2,000 in total as part of a new travel scholarship programme to enable young people to gain experience abroad.

Steve Wells, who acts as a trustee and is a governor at Diss High School, said: "The trustees hope these awards will enable the students to undertake challenging and broadening experiences in order to improve their futures."

Diss High School student Nathaniel Strange was given £1,000 towards a trip to the Dominican Republic, where he will gain experience shadowing hospital staff and learning about medical procedures.

Emily Sparrow received £1,000 towards a summer exhibition to Kenya, where she will spend a number of weeks volunteering with charities.

Friends Will Johnson and Rob Balding earned awards of £100 each to help fund their participation in a programme to raise awareness of the holocaust victims in Auschwitz.

The pair featured in the Diss Express earlier this year when they flew to the former concentration camp.

The foundation aims to provide grants to promote education for people under the age of 25.

It also supports small business start-ups by young people and provides funding to organisations involved in youth work.

The next deadline for travel scholarships closes on September 14. For more information, click here.

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