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Exceptional scholar Matthew!

Arkwright Scholars Matthew and Sophie with Louise Spencer-Stevens, representative of the Arkwright Trust.

Arkwright Scholars Matthew and Sophie with Louise Spencer-Stevens, representative of the Arkwright Trust.

Clitheroe Royal Grammar School pupil Matthew Johnson has beat stiff competition to be awarded a prestigious Arkwright Scholarship.

The Arkwright Trust was founded in 1991 to identify young innovators and encourage the top engineers of the future.

Each scholarship consists of an award of £900 over two years to support the successful sixth form studies and is divided between the scholar and the technology department of his or her school.

The two 2013 Arkwirght Scholars were Matthew, from CRGS, and Sophie Palmer, of Keswick School, who both travelled to London to receiver their scholarships at a special presentation at the Mermaid Theatre.

Matthew achieved 12 A and A* grades in his GCSEs and will study chemistry, maths, further maths, economics and physics at sixth form level, hoping to progress to study engineering at university.

“I am interested in the fields of mechanical and chemical engineering and aspire to be an engineer”, said Matthew.

“I want to be able to solve problems and benefit people’s lives.”

While at CRGS he has also been managing director of the school’s Young Enterprise company.

 

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