The Lord Mayor of London's Cultural Scholarship Scheme.
The Cultural Scholarship scheme offers Sixth Form students the opportunity to pursue work experience in a range of museums and galleries in order to gain a greater understanding of working in the heritage world.
Geoffery Bond, originally working with the City of London Academy (Southwalk), founded the Cultural Scholarshipn Scheme in 2010. It has since expanded to provide students at four state schools across London- the City of London Academy (Southwalk). William Morris Sixth Form, the Charter School and Bacon's College-with two week internships at a range of galleries, museums, libraries and other heritage organisations.
The aim is not only to raise aware of careers in the heritage world, but to encourage students from under-represented backgrounds to gain interest and experience of heritage and cultural organisations.
Students have previously completed work experience at the National Portrait Gallery, Buckingham Palace, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Tthe Geffrye Museum, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Ham House (National Trust) and Guildhall Art Gallery to name a few.
"... It has shown the various "I really enjoyed my time at the V&A
different aspects which I can and I would recommend it to anybody
study in order to go into the who is interested in the arts. Also, I
heritage world. It has allowed me would recommend people to visit, not
to gain more knowledge about only for inspiration for their work, but
other cultures as well." also for their own enjoyment."
Srishti Das, Megan Hastings
William Morris Sixth Form, City of London Academy
Ben Uri Gallery Victoria and Albert Museum