At the end of the summer term we had an excellent set of applications for the Robert Blackburn Engineering Scholarship programme. A shortlist of students were selected for interview and following a close competition we are pleased to announce that the new scholars for 2017/18 are Thomas Mableson, Ella Parkinson, Thomas Barratt, Alex Warrener and Louise Randerson. Congratulations to them, and everyone else who applied.
On Wednesday 27 September our new cohort of scholars were invited to BAE Systems, Brough for the launch of their new project. It was an opportunity for them and their parents to meet the BAE ambassadors who they will be working with over the next 12 months as well as having a fantastic experience trying out the Advanced Hawk Jet flight simulator and being able to sit in the cockpit of one of only two jets of its kind in the world!
As part of their scholarship programme the scholars will be required to work collaboratively to design and manufacture a solar light to assist students with their education and homework in third world countries.