The 2021 BDS Brian Sims Scholarship is all online this year - which is fantastic news as it opens up the opportunities to all BDS young drivers wherever they live in the UK.

Details are available from Emily Ham, BDS Commissioner for Young Drivers - or from the BDS head office. It’s free to enter and there are two £500 bursaries to win – one for 14 years and under and one for 15-17years. Get your entry in now so you can take your time on the various activities that include multimedia opportunities but must it be completed by mid July.

The BDS scholarship has been running for many years and is currently sponsored by the generous legacy of Brian Sims. Brian was a keen carriage driver from Dorset who worked with young people throughout his life as a popular deputy headmaster. His legacy continues to make a real difference to aspiring youngsters and we hope you will take part!

Age is taken into account when awarding the scholarship along with enthusiasm and a genuine desire to learn more about carriage driving skills and traditions.

There is also the Barbara Stoddart perpetual trophy for the Best Driver from among all the candidates who is using traditional rein handling .

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