Arend and Ioan receive Arkwright Engineering Scholarship at London ceremony
26th October 2018

Two Sixth Form pupils at Rydal Penrhos attended a special ceremony to formally receive a prestigious scholarship.

Arend Franssens and Ioan Peake-Jones, Year 12 pupils at the school, successfully came through a thorough assessment process to be granted Arkwright Engineering Scholarships to continue the exceptional work already done by the trio in their chosen field.

Both were present at a special ceremony in London on Thursday, October 25, where they were given their certificates acknowledging their achievement in front of a large audience.

Ioan will be sponsored by The South Wales Institute of Engineers Education Trust, and has ambitions to work within the Aerospace industry in the future.

Another Rydal Penrhos pupil also received the scholarship, but Prompt Utenpattanun was unable to join his peers at the event after returning to his native Thailand for the half term break.

The Arkwright Engineering Scholarship is offered to UK pupils to pursue a career in engineering, computing and related areas of technical design.

As well as a variety of enrichment opportunities associated with the scholarship, Arend, Ioan and Prompt will receive £300 a year to assist with their technical studies and wider experience of engineering.

Rydal Penrhos’ thriving Design and Technology department, which continues to go from strength-to-strength under the guidance of Phil Sutton and his dedicated staff team, will also be given £200 to help with the of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

Deputy Head Tim Cashell, said: "This is a truly wonderful achievement from Ioan, Arend and Prompt, and it was great that two of them could attend the ceremony in London to receive their well-deserved recognition.

"They are all incredibly bright with innovative ideas who continue to go from strength-to-strength under the expert guidance and support of our superb staff team here at Rydal Penrhos."

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