Ashville student gains prestigious scholarship

A sixth form student at a Harrogate school has secured a prestigious Arkwright Engineering Scholarship.

Monday, 16th January 2017, 12:04 pm
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Will Farrar, a Year 12 pupil at Ashville College, was one of 413 students nationally to be presented, at a ceremony in Edinburgh, with the scholarship, which is designed to seek out and nurture the skills of future leaders of the engineering sector.

Benefits of the scheme include work experience and engineering work, support for projects as part of ongoing schoolwork, and a personal mentor to help with future plans and current projects.

To be considered for the scholarship the teenager, who is studying A-level physics, maths and history, had to be endorsed by a teacher, then pass a two-hour aptitude test, followed by a 20-minute interview to prove his academic and personal skills and suitability for the exclusive award.

Ashville College design and technology teacher, Andrew Hedges, said: “This is a superb achievement for Will and he is to be congratulated on gaining this prestigious award. His hard work has resulted in him becoming one of a select few to be awarded a scholarship this year by Arkwright.

“Thanks to this recognition, he will be able to pursue his passion in engineering and use the skills and connections this award offers to push his future career to new heights.”

Will received his accolade from Dr Kerry Baker, education liaison officer for the Faculty of Engineering.