Award Winners 2016

Young Explorers' Trust

Stephenson Award

The two 2016 Stephenson Awards went to:

  • Thomas Marceau, a student at Exeter University, a member of a peer group science & conservation expedition to Madagascar
  • Maia Ward, from the Joseph Whittaker School, Nottinghamshire, who will trek, kayak and cycle in the mountains of Southern Norway as part of her Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

David Hollier Award

The two recipients of David Hollier Awards are both members of scout expeditions. Thomas Corlett will be a member of the West Lancashire Scouts expedition to Mongolia and Rebecca Norman will trek and undertake community work in Cambodia as part of a Hampshire Scouts Expedition.

DYEG Award

Stubbinwood Special School in Derbyshire has a long tradition of youth expeditions. Declan Cotton and three others from the School will be part of the British Exploring Society Namibia Expedition. Declan has been awarded the Derbyshire Youth Exploration Group Award for 2016 which he shares with the three other members.

Everest Awards

The six recipients of Everest Awards are members of expeditions with conservation, community or science aims plus trekking:

  • Alex Du Heaume from Taunton Academy with an Outposts Expedition to South Africa
  • Georgina May, from Exeter School to Ecuador with Camps International
  • Paul McGinn with BES in Ladakh
  • Ele Saltmarsh, an Oxford University student, to the Peruvian Amazon with Operation Wallacea
  • Navjoth Singh to Madagascar is from the King Edward’s School in Birmingham
  • Amy Smith from Askham Bryan College will be working with Frontier in Costa Rica

Jim Bishop Award

Luke Fairchild, from Budmouth School, Weymouth, will take part in an adventure based expedition to Ladakh. Rafting, trekking & mountain biking will all form part of the programme.

John Hunt Award

This award can also be for expeditions in the UK This year it has gone to Katherine Moffatt from the Isle of Arran for a kayak expedition through the Scottish Highlands which will include the expedition part of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Vivian Fuchs Awards

Four awards from the Sir Vivian Fuchs Awards Fund have been made this year. They go to:

  • Bradley Carter of Houndsdown School, a member of the Hampshire Scouts’ Cambodia Expedition
  • Calum Kitching from the Arboyne Academy who will carry out fieldwork before trekking and climbing in Ladakh
  • Ella Scott from Canford School is a member of a Raleigh International Expedition working on a water project and trekking in Tanzania
  • Michael Wilson from Bilborough College, Nottingham, will undertake science studies in NW Iceland

YET Awards

Hannah John is a student at the British School in The Netherlands which has a long term link with a Kenyan Village. She will be a member of their 2016 expedition working on community projects in the village.