Bournemouth School’s 30 miles for JT

Pupils from Bournemouth School completed a 30 miler in 6 hours 31 minutes in support of the John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation. The inspiration came from their teacher Kevin Lindsay whose brother is a serving Major in the Royal Marines and the JTYAF was a natural charity to support. In preparation of this event, Ben [...]

Black belt for taekwondo champ

A talented 10-year old student at Ferndown Middle School has been awarded a grant to support his passion of taekwondo. He has already achieved his Black belt in Team Tigers and a green belt in Juniors. His dream is to compete at international level. The grant will enable him to develop his confidence and self-discipline [...]

Geared up for Duke of Edinburgh

  Various young people in the local area spanning from Weymouth to Gillingham have been awarded grants towards their Duke of Edinburgh Awards. A pupil from Wey Valley School is using the grant to purchase equipment for an 18-week Army preparation course at Kingston Maurward College working towards his DoE Gold Award and hopes to [...]

John Thornton Music Awards 2015

JTYAF Trustee, Maurice Patterson MBE,  was delighted to present the John Thornton Music Awards to seven talented musicians from the Dorset Youth Orchestra at a performance at The Royal Bath Hotel.  The students were selected because of their remarkable progress and for their outstanding commitment to the Dorset Youth Orchestras during the season. The bursaries attached to [...]