Felsted A Level students, Silas Turner-Jones, aged 17 from Felsted and George Harvey, aged 16 from Rayne, have both been awarded prestigious Arkwright Scholarships following a rigorous testing and interview process.
The nationally recognised Arkwright Scholarships are for students interested in a career in engineering and who show high level abilities in STEM subject areas. Silas, who is currently studying Maths, Physics and DT at A Level, is hoping to pursue his interest in aerospace engineering whilst George, who is also studying Maths, Physics and DT alongside a fourth A Level in Chemistry, has a passion for astro-physics and technology.
This scholarship grants both boys funding towards the projects they undertake in each of their two sixth form years, and further funding for the Design & Technology department, which will allow equipment to be purchased that provides new design and manufacture opportunities for students.
Head of Felsted DT, Mr Mick Pitts comments; “It is so pleasing to see two of Felsted's budding engineers being rewarded for their enthusiasm and hard work. They now have an excellent chance of securing a place on an engineering course at a top university and it marks the beginnings of what can be a first rate career in industry.”