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Duncan awarded the Arkwright Engineering Scholarship

Wednesday 11 October 2023

Congratulations to Duncan (Y12) who has been awarded the prestigious Arkwright Engineering Scholarship sponsored by the Royal Air Force. Out of 1391 applications, 622 reached final panel interview stages, and Duncan was one of the 320 successful candidates.

With the educational charity The Smallpiece Trust, the Arkwright Scholarships programme identifies future leaders in engineering and technical design, as well as helping them progress in their career. The rigorous interview process includes a written application, a problem solving exam and a panel interview.

Duncan proudly discussed the success of his multi-functional birdfeeder he designed and made for his Design and Technology NEA at GCSE, “I was able to apply maths and physics to the real world. Seeing my designs work really spurred my interest in engineering!” Duncan used this project in his application for the scholarship, as the complexity and adaptability of the product displayed his talent and promise as an engineer.

Partnered with the RAF, Duncan will have a mentor who will support and advise him on his aerospace engineering career. In addition to the national recognition of the scholarship certification, Duncan will also receive money to support his further engineering studies.

Duncan has now set up an engineering club at school during lunchtime to inspire and instil his passion in pupils lower down in the school.


Find out more about the Arkwright Engineering Scholarships

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