Royal Air Force 'wows' Arkwright Scholars

23 February 2017

The Royal Air Force are a long-term supporter of the Arkwright Engineering Scholarships and see Arkwright as a key part of their youth development strategy. They believe strongly in the need to enthuse young people through practical, hands-on technical experience.

With this aim, on 13 to 15 February 2017 the RAF hosted a group of 30 Arkwright Engineering Scholars who have a keen interest in aeronautical engineering and careers in the Royal Air Force. The residential visit included a tour of RAF College Cranwell, examination of a Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft at RAF Coninsgby and a guided tour of historic aircraft. Scholars also had to give team presentations about their experiences at the event. The group was accompanied by two teachers from Arkwright affiliated schools. Miss Crampton, a D&T teacher at Leicester Grammar School (and herself an Arkwright alumna!) said "This was a particularly well organised & very busy event that gave Scholars an experience they would not have had access to through school. As a teacher I also learned a lot about engineering within the RAF!"  

Arkwright would like to thank the Royal Air Force Youth Engagement Team, teachers Miss Crampton and Mr Moon and Ami and Ben from The Smallpeice Trust for their support.