Three sixth form pupils at Rydal Penrhos have been awarded an Arkwright Engineering Scholarship.
Year 12 pupils Arend Franssens and Ioan Peake-Jones attended a special ceremony in London on Thursday 25 October, where they were presented with their certificates acknowledging their achievement in front of a large audience. Prompt Utenpattanun was also awarded the scholarship but was unable to join his peers at the event after returning to his native Thailand for the half-term break.
All three successfully came through a thorough assessment process to be granted Arkwright Engineering Scholarships to continue the exceptional work already done in their chosen field.
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.
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’ design and technology department will also be given £200.
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.”