Sixth Form student awarded Engineering ScholarshipKate
Congratulations to Year 12 Student Scott Grainger who has been awarded the Arkwright Scholarship, a prestigious scholarship for Sixth Form students who show potential as budding future engineers. The scholarship not only involves a financial award to both the student and their school, to be used towards projects and studies, but also offers mentoring and sponsorship by companies with an innovation, design, and engineering focus. Scott is being sponsored by the RAF Charitable Trust, and mentored by BAE Systems.
Miss van Niekerk, STEM lead at St John’s said “This is a great achievement and we would like to offer our congratulations to Scott for achieving this scholarship”.
The award Scott won for St John’s has been used for two projects. Half has supported Mr. Jarvis’s Computer Science students who are taking part in the First Tech Challenge. The challenge gives students the opportunity to think like engineers, where they have to design, build and code a robot to compete against other robots in both autonomous and human controlled challenges. The money has been used to help fund entry to the competition, which includes the purchase of a reusable robotics platform, which will enable us to enter teams for many years to come.
The other half of the award has been used to buy resources that will allow St John’s to run a KS3 STEM club to build engagement and hopefully encourage more students to consider career pathways in the STEM subjects.