City of Norwich School

Y11 student wins Arkwright Scholarship

A year 11 student from City of Norwich School, An Ormiston Academy has won the Arkwright Engineering Scholarship, one of the most prestigious of its type in the UK.

The scholarships are awarded to high calibre students with the aim to inspire students to be the country’s future leaders in Engineering.

16 year old Tim Hare from Norwich will be paired with a company and sponsored through his sixth form years and possibly beyond.  He will meet up with the sponsors and gain invaluable insight into working with them.

Tim had to go through a rigorous selection process to win the competition, including completing his own project at home, a two hour design exam and a full assessment day at Cambridge University.

He was selected to take part in the competition after making his own working radio in Product Design at CNS.

It’s amazing, we’re really proud of him. The Arkwright scholarship will give him the opportunity to do things that he wouldn’t normally get the chance to. It will open up so many doors for him.” Ms.Ryan, Deputy Curriculum Leader for Art, Design and Technology

Tim is part of the local amateur radio club and also led the live contact day with British Astronaut Tim Peake which was hosted at CNS.

Tim is staying at CNS for sixth form and will be studying Product Design, Maths, Chemistry and Physics.

I’m really pleased to have won the competition, and I can’t wait to find out who my sponsor is.”

If anyone is thinking of studying Product Design at A level, staff are running free taster workshops on Friday 30th June. Book on 01603 274060.