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Engineering award for Norwich School student

06:30 11 December 2012

James Medlar being presented with the Arkwright Scholarship Award by his sponsor Eileen Kinghan.

James Medlar being presented with the Arkwright Scholarship Award by his sponsor Eileen Kinghan.

Copyright © 2012 Andrew Wiard

A talented engineering student from the Norwich School is celebrating being awarded a national scholarship.

James Medler, from Acle, is one of 335 students across the country to receive the Arkwright Engineering Scholarship.

James’ teachers put him forward for the award and he was sponsored by The Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust. The award will provide James, 16, with £600 to support his technical courses in sixth form and he will get opportunities to learn more about engineering through visits to employers and mentoring.

More than 1,000 students applied for the scholarship and they all had to undergo a two-hour exam and an interview at a top engineering university. Dr Martin Thomas, national director of the Arkwright Scholarships Trust, said: “This year’s assessment process was extremely tough. James Medler and all of our new scholars have absolutely phenomenal potential for future careers in the engineering profession.“

James has already visited RAF Cranwell to learn about life as an RAF engineer.

Ian Passam, Norwich School head of design, said: “It is wonderful to see James making the most of the opportunities being provided through the Arkwright Trust. It was an extremely demanding process and James is now reaping the rewards of all his hard work.”

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