Harry wins schol­ar­ship for dream job

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS - KAREN BRIT­TON

AS­PIR­ING en­gi­neer Harry Booton has won a schol­ar­ship to help to­wards a ca­reer in the in­dus­try.

The hard-work­ing 16-year-old from King’s School won an Ark­wright Schol­ar­ship – named after one of the found­ing fa­thers of the In­dus­trial Revo­lu­tion, busi­ness­man and in­ven­tor Sir Richard Ark­wright – and given out to en­cour­age stu­dents into en­gi­neer­ing.

Harry, who has just got an A*, five As, a B and a C in his GCSEs, will re­ceive £300 for each of his two years in Sixth Form.

He is study­ing maths, chem­istry, bi­ol­ogy and de­sign and tech­nol­ogy in the King’s Sixth Form and wants to study en­gi­neer­ing at univer­sity.

Harry said: “En­gi­neer­ing is vi­tal be­cause it makes life so much eas­ier for ev­ery­one.

“From the In­dus­trial Revo­lu­tion to the to­day’s tech­no­log­i­cal revo­lu­tion, all progress de­pends on en­gi­neer­ing skills.

“Ev­ery­thing man-made has been en­gi­neered in some form and tech­nol­ogy like the lat­est 3D print­ing tech­niques will ac­cel­er­ate the progress even faster.

“The award is a big bonus fi­nan­cially and adds to my CV and will hope­fully im­press univer­sity ad­mis­sions tu­tors and em­ploy­ers.”

Harry has

al­ready en­joyed a place­ment at the ad­he­sives man­u­fac­turer F Ball in Leek.

He said: “I was fas­ci­nated by the com­plex­ity and simplicity of the some of the pro­cesses. How they re­lied on grav­ity to move their prod­uct around but had to use very high pres­sure to pack the glue into its con­tain­ers.”

Harry is the fifth King’s stu­dent to be awarded the Ark­wright Schol­ar­ship in as many years.

Jeremy Ni­chols, head of de­sign and tech­nol­ogy, said: “The Ark­wright Schol­ar­ship goes to highly tal­ented stu­dents who im­press through their tech­ni­cal skills and pas­sion for en­gi­neer­ing. Harry is an im­mensely tal­ented and hard-work­ing stu­dent.”

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