Backwell School student wins scholarship to help with engineering studies

Chloe Hayden receiving her scholarship. Picture: Andrew Wiard

Chloe Hayden receiving her scholarship. Picture: Andrew Wiard - Credit: Andrew Wiard

A student who wants to become an engineer has been given a scholarship to help her in her studies.

Chloe Hayden, a year 12 student at Backwell School, became interested in aeronautical engineering during a taster day, which involved building and designing model aeroplanes.

She applied for the Arkwright Scholarship, which is given to 16-year-olds following a rigorous selection process.

Chloe had to submit an entry form, take part in an aptitude test and pass an interview.

She has been given £300 a year to help with a A-level studies in maths, geography and physics.


You may also want to watch:


Teacher Gregory Brees who helped her with the application said: “Myself and Ms Thorn, as her DT teachers, have supported her but this is all down to Chloe’s hard work and dedication.”

Chloe collected the award at a presentation evening in London.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter