Three William Farr school teens win scholarships
Three pupils from Lincoln’s William Farr School have won themselves national scholarships.
17-year-old Thomas Stanford, and 16-year-olds Gianmarco Schiaffonati and Mark Lee, won Awkright scholarships after a tough selection process.
The three each went through an exam and were interviewed at the University of Sheffield.
The Awkright Scholarships try to encourage future leaders in engineering and design. Just 371 people earned the scholarship this year nationally.
But the three pupils are the highest number of successful candidates in the Lincolnshire school’s history.
Ben Price, head of design and technology at the school, said: “We submitted these three students because they were enthusiastic about project work, had high mock exam marks and an ability to problem solve by thinking outside the box.
“We have submitted students in the past and been very successful in helping students receive an Arkwright Scholarship but to get three scholars in one year is exceptional.
“It is unusual for a school to have two scholars, particularly in a non-selective school, so to get three successful pupils is testament to the talents of our pupils.”
The three pupils will be awarded £600 along with access to mentoring and experience with sponsors.
They will also be given free CREO design software and training on how to use it.
The scholarships will be handed out during a ceremony in London, on November 1.
Headteacher Andy Stones said: “We are really delighted for the three individuals who thoroughly deserve the accolade but also thrilled to see the school recognised in this way.”
All three pupils hope to study different areas of engineering at University, after completing their A levels.