Success Stories


We received this brilliant feedback from a Primary school in Hackney, London to whom we awarded a grant to help fund a trip to Madrid:

The impact on the children’s language learning has been huge, and their subsequent contribution to Spanish lessons and activities at school has been profound. Many of our group had barely been out of London, and most had never been abroad. As such, the whole experience really was incredible. I have attached a photo of the children sat on the pitch at Real Madrid’s Bernabeu stadium (one of the highlights!)


The William Patten Primary School made a succesful grant application to give a group of children access to a Spanish teacher to support preparation of a Spanish performance at the school’s international evening. We received these fantastic photos of the evening, what an amazing celebration!

Lily applied for a grant to help her go on an immersive French study course in the summer of 2015:

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for your support with my trip to France. I really learnt alot from the experience, especially the immersion element, and the lessons were fantastic! It has definitely motivated me to continue learning French next year and go to France to study! I have attached a picture of me and the lovely lady I stayed with for the duration of the course 🙂 Thank you again, I really cannot express how grateful I am!


We received this thank you from a very happy student who’d received a £500 grant from us:

“I would like to thank the David Buckland Trust once again for being so generous. I believe that the grant you offer really does help language students gain something truly beneficial – either a life-changing work experience trip to France or an item of technology which facilitates and enhances their language learning experience.”

Merci beaucoup! 


In 2014 we also made awards to a student from Leicester to fund languages resources and towards a trip abroad, and a student who used the grant awarded to fund a languages study course and a foreign exchange trip to Montpellier. W

We also awarded a grant to a school in Hackney to fund three students to participate in their KS3 exchange programme.

“So far I’ve spent your very generous award on numerous books that I’ve needed this year, especially on the grammar books which were rather pricey since we needed a new edition that had only just been released” The grant is enabling her to study Italian, French Literature, Italian Medieval Arts, and the History of French Language.” 

Alexandra was awarded £500 towards her university studies of Modern Foreign Languages.

2011/ 2012

The DB Trust awarded £200 to Enfield County School, £250 to Bush Hill Park Primary School, and 2 individual awards of £250 to pupils at Barking Abbey School.