Arkwright Scholarship Success
Year 12 pupils, Monti D and George M, have been awarded a coveted Arkwright Engineering Scholarship. Monti also received an additional accolade, the EMSTA Scholar’s Innovation Award which is awarded to an outstanding Arkwright Scholar in the region each year.
The Arkwright programme is administered by The Smallpeice Trust, the UK’s leading STEM Education Charity, and is the most prestigious scholarship scheme of its type in the UK. The scholars complete a rigorous selection process which assesses their academic, practical and leadership skills in engineering disciplines. The scholarships consist of an annual financial award to each scholar and to their school, together with enrichment activities such as mentoring and industry visits that enhance a scholar’s experience of engineering in a real-world context.
Head of DT, Clive Battle, commented: “I am very pleased to be able to highlight the success our pupils who have received these scholarships. They are very difficult to get and carry huge amount of credibility in engineering industry. It is vital that we continue to challenge young minds in STEM subjects and offer the best possible learning experiences, which is made possible through programmes like this.
“I would also like to thank the Chair of EMSTA for the additional award made to Monti. It is richly deserved and recognises his outstanding enthusiasm for innovation and his passion for agricultural engineering.
“I wish all our Scholars well as they continue their engineering journeys and future careers.”
The Leys also welcomed Arkwright Scholar Henrietta N into the Lower Sixth this year, who joins Monti and George as well last year’s Scholarship recipient Alex H in the Upper Sixth.