Colfe’s pupils awarded prestigious Arkwright Engineering Scholarships
Two Sixth Form students have been awarded an Arkwright Engineering Scholarship, a prestigious opportunity given to scholars who have the potential to become future leaders in engineering.
Arkwright Engineering Scholarships were established in 1991 to allow 16 to 18 year olds to undertake a two-year Engineering Scholarship which runs alongside their A-level studies. They are designed to engage students with a range of relevant industry experiences to encourage them to take up careers in engineering.
Joe (Y12) said “I have always been curious about mechanics and vehicles, loving Lego and Meccano toys. In the future, I would like to be involved in producing advanced mechanical products or structures, with environmental benefits.”
Etienne (Y12) also commented “I want to become an engineer to be able to change the world and make it a better, safer and a cleaner place.”
Head of Design and Technology, Charlotte Cox said “I am so pleased we have two Arkwright Scholars here at Colfe’s. Arkwright already provides opportunities for our students from work experience to personal mentoring but the Scholarship goes one step further by nurturing and inspiring high calibre school students who are serious about pursuing a career in Engineering and Technical Design.”