University Counselling

GAP Year

Taking a Year Off to Work or Travel Abroad

A Year Abroad
Membership in Round Square affords our graduating students the opportunity to act as teaching assistants at some of our sister schools, if they decide to opt for a gap year between high school and university. For more information about gap year opportunities, please contact the Director of University Guidance, Tom Milburn.

British Alumni Travelling Scholarship (BATS)
The British Alumni of Lakefield College School have a deep affection for the school and feel a certain sense of privilege for having spent important formative years attending the school. Those who found themselves part of the generous and warm-hearted Grove community during the years of World War Two (WWII) felt a special element of gratitude.

From those motives sprang the idea amongst the British friends to provide an annual travelling scholarship. The objective was to encourage graduating students to travel – initially to the UK, but increasingly to destinations further afield. No limitation was imposed other than a requirement to write an account of how the bursary had been employed.

So in 1980 the British Alumni Travelling Scholarship (BATS) was established. To this day, the Scholarship continues to support one or two students every year in their travels and adventures abroad. Accounts of their experiences, now numbering four volumes, can be found in the school library, guidance office and the archives.

We are most grateful to the Friends of Lakefield College School UK for providing our students this opportunity and for what is perhaps the most prestigious scholarship of all.

BATS Recipients' Stories

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Erica Armstrong

    Erica Armstrong 13

  • Photo of Isabella Taylor

    Bella Taylor 11

  • Photo of Zoe Edwards

    Zoe Edwards 09

  • Photo of Bianca Bell

    Bianca Bell 06


School Information

4391 County Road 29, Lakefield Ontario K0L 2H0   705.652.3324


Lakefield College School is a private, coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12, located in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada.

We respectfully acknowledge that Lakefield College School is located on the Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory and in the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations, collectively known as the Williams Treaties First Nations, which include: Curve Lake, Hiawatha, Alderville, Scugog Island, Rama, Beausoleil, and Georgina Island First Nations.
Lakefield College School respectfully acknowledges that the Williams Treaties First Nations are the stewards and caretakers of these lands and waters in perpetuity and that they continue to maintain this responsibility to ensure their health and integrity for generations to come.

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