DSPA Newsletter

What the DSPA were involved in last term 


“Promoting initiative and independence through purposeful travel” is the aim of the DSPA Travel Scholarship. On Monday 16 November the 6 member panel assessed 5 highly impressive presentations for aspiring travellers seeking funding from the DSPA. The diverse destinations included trekking the mountains of Corsica, cycling through South America, perambulating Peru and navigating Nepal.

All the pupils’ presentations were highly professional; displaying much research, planning preparation and initiative. Adventurous, demanding, and inspiring travel plans made the judges’ job very challenging. All entrants were awarded £50 Amazon vouchers for their efforts and the winners, Holly Sampson and Freddie Nelson, were awarded £1000 from the DSPA. Their trip includes living with a Nepalese family whilst working in an elephant sanctuary, trekking, exploring the sights of Nepal and completing the gruelling Gurkha run. Many congratulations to Holly and Freddie as well as all the others who entered!

Pictures from previous events

Thank You

Thank you very much to all Parents and Dauntsey's Family for your support last term where the DSPA takings were just shy of £5000.00 

Caroline MacDuff presented a £1000 cheque to The Winners - Holly Sampson & Freddie Nelson.


Helen Hayes was only partially right when she said, “Age is not important unless you are a cheese”. Oenophiles would certainly add wine to this list! Judging by the fun that over 60 people had at the DSPA Cheese and Wine evening; you could add them to Helen Hayes’s expanding list!

Caspar and Victoria Bowes from The Daily Drinker entertained and educated us through a selection of interesting wines in a very convivial atmosphere. For those having to drive, spittoons were provided and the excellent cheese selection went very well with the wine! The evening not only resulted in many glasses being raised, but also in money being raised for the DSPA to reinvest in the Dauntsey’s pupils.

Many thanks to Alex Gray for organising the evening and for making the William Dauntsey’s Room look magnificent.