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Budding engineer scoops prestigious scholarship

April 22nd, 2021
Finn is a budding engineer

A budding engineer at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools has been awarded a prestigious scholarship to help with his project work.

Finn, a Year 12 student at Monmouth School for Boys, has received an Arkwright Engineering Scholarship.

Finn  has a strong interest in aeronautical engineering and robotics, enjoys problem solving and designing.

“The Design and Technology Department at school has been a big support and given me the opportunity to make the designs which I have come up with.”

The 17-year-old started building things with LEGO when he was a youngster and says he will particularly relish the mentoring aspect of the award.

Finn will have access to a variety of exclusive events run by design companies, universities and trade associations, including Connect Days and summer schools.

The teenager will also be paired with a professional engineer, as a mentor, who can provide advice and guidance about his future studies, career development, and technical advice to help with his projects.

The Arkwright Engineering Scholarship has been running since 1991 and is part of The Smallpeice Trust, a charity providing programmes to promote engineering careers to young people aged 10 to 18.

Finn is studying A levels in Design and Technology, Maths and Physics in Monmouth Schools Sixth Form.

Head of Design and Technology at Monmouth School for Boys, Mr Andy White, said: “We are rightly, very proud of Finn and this scholarship means that he will gets financial and mentoring help for any design projects he comes up.

“Finn receives £600 as part of the scholarship and he can use this funding to support the purchase of components and materials to complete any personal technical projects or enhance any of his curriculum projects.”

He added: “The Design and Technology Department also receives £400 which it will spend on equipment, materials or teacher training to enhance the delivery of STEM subjects.”


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