Mrs Sylvia Short often visited Byford in Herefordshire in her teenage years and chose to retire there after a teaching career in the Royal Air Force during World War Two and later as a deputy head in Clapton, East London.
Throughout her retirement she maintained her great interest in the education of young people and was particularly keen to impart her love of learning and of the Herefordshire countryside to them. She therefore bequeathed her entire estate to local school children to afford them opportunities to develop their own appreciation of her enthusiasms.
Mrs Short’s beliefs, interests and concerns include:
- Lifelong enthusiasm for learning
- The Importance of study outside the classroom
- Encouraging young people to reach their potential
- Seizing an opportunity to acquire knowledge
- Developing an enquiring mind
- The importance of education to improve and enhance one’s prospects
- A love of the countryside
- Opening young people’s eyes to what they might achieve
These beliefs, interests and concerns will form the basis of the criteria for successful Grant Applications.