Four Years of Arkwright Scholarships for GHS Pupils
Many congratulations must go to Annabel in the Lower Sixth who has been awarded a prestigious Arkwright Engineering scholarship for her Sixth Form years. Arkwright scholarships are awarded to talented students who have the potential to be leaders in engineering, following a rigorous application process which included a challenging aptitude exam. Annabel’s success is particularly impressive this year, since the number of scholarships is lower than usual.
Annabel is the fourth GHS student to be awarded an Arkwright scholarship. Isabelle Morrison-Clare was our first Arkwright scholar; she is now studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath. Isabelle relished the work experience opportunities that came with her scholarship and enjoyed having an engineering mentor.
Harriett Cooper was our second Arkwright scholar; she completed her A Levels last summer and is now applying for engineering courses at university. Harriett said “having an Arkwright scholarship gave me many opportunities to improve myself and my teamwork abilities. For example, the RAF Leadership Residential allowed me to gain a strong understanding of what it means to be a leader and how to get the most out of a team. I have come away from my scholarship with increased confidence and it has been an invaluable experience.”
Connie, our Upper Sixth Arkwright scholar, is currently applying through UCAS for engineering courses. We hope that the success of Annabel, as well as our other budding engineers, will inspire other GHS pupils to consider a career in engineering and to apply for the Arkwright scholarship scheme in Year 11.
Dr Jane Boyd