Some of Nottinghamshire’s most famous residents will travel to the United States in just under one month. Lord Byron, Robin Hood and a Nottinghamshire New World Pilgrim will travel to New England in March 2020 in the form of one talented actor and educator; Tom Cable from Hucknall.
Tom, who is at home teaching primary school students about historical characters won Nottinghamshire’s premier scholarship; The Nottingham Roosevelt Travelling Memorial Scholarship earlier this year and has been supported by Nottinghamshire County Council and the scholarship to travel and research the journey of the Mayflower Pilgrims who discovered New England 400 years ago this year. After more than one month in the United States Tom will return to share his learnings with Nottinghamshire.
Other young people like Tom can pursue their own dreams by applying for the Nottingham Roosevelt Scholarship which is open to people aged 21-35 in Nottinghamshire. Applications can be made before March, 6th 2020 at https://rooseveltscholarship.org/ . In recent years fields of research and interest that have been explored include construction, sustainability, social enterprise, fundraising, digital arts and nursing, all sharing one consistent theme which is to bring knowledge home to benefit the individual and the county of Nottinghamshire.
Tom said: “I am delighted to be the Mayflower Scholar for the Nottingham Roosevelt Scholarship and to represent myself, my business Blue Kazoo and Nottinghamshire across New England. There are many themes that can be raised around the story of the Mayflower Pilgrims including immigration, democracy and human rights that were relevant then and remain so today. I am working hard to prepare for what I think will be an adventure of a lifetime and really encourage other young people with great ideas to consider applying for the 2020 scholarship.”
Mick Burrows, former Chief Exec of Notts County Council and Chairman of the Scholarship, commented: “It’s a very special moment for our scholarship as we celebrate 70 years since the first scholars arrived in America. It’s unique, it’s life changing and it’s benefitted not just Nottinghamshire activities but has also impacted on a number of national developments through the ongoing work of past and present scholars. I am very proud, along with my fellow trustees in ensuring it continues to build long lasting relationships with the United States as we celebrate its success.”