Harry wins scholarship for dream job
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.”
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.”