Picture courtesy of the Arkwright Trust

Steve Hartley presenting Elliott Marshall and Roseanna Devos with their Arkwright certificates at the 2016 awards presentation.
Picture courtesy of the Arkwright Trust

Elliott Marshall

Elliott Marshall is currently studying Pre-U’s in Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Design; at Rugby School.

Pursuing his particular interests in physics and design, Elliott intends to study engineering at university, with the intention of pursuing a career in the application of technology.

Elliott plays rugby and skis and in the warmer months is a competitive dinghy sailor now sailing in the 29er class at an international level as well as leading his school’s sailing team.

He is an active member of the CCF Marines section. He aims to complete his Duke of Edinburgh Silver this year and on to Gold next year, and has meet His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Roseanna Devos

Roseanna Devos is attending Sleaford Joint Sixth Form.

She is studying Maths, Physics and Electronics at AS level and hopes to go on to study electronics at university.

Her hobbies outside of school include baking, volunteering at a local chapel and crocheting for which she is aspiring to achieve a silver art award.

Roseanna has passed both her foundation and intermediate amateur radio exams and currently working towards her advanced.

Theo Brown

Theo Brown is a 2014 scholar and in the Sixth form at Colyton Grammar School, Devon, taking his A-levels.

Currently studying Maths, Further Maths, Physics and French, he hopes to go on and study Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) at university next year.

Theo has a particular interest in renewable energy and sustainability, but also gets excited by robots and computers which is why he wants to study EEE.

Outside of school work, he is keen on programming and does various engineering projects, such as building a loop pedal and an object tracking quadcopter flight controller—work in progress—mainly thanks to the Arkwright scholarship.

He loves music, playing tenor sax in a jazz trio/quintet and a big band, and has a decent home studio set-up.

Kieran Hobden

Kieran is another of our 2014 students studying Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry to A2 level at Dr Challoner’s Grammar School.

He achieved all As in his AS levels and has been predicted 4 A*s in his A2 levels.

With a particular interest in the aerospace sector he sees himself pursuing a future career in this field but first plans to go to university to read Physics.

Kieran was among a small minority of students to receive a Gold certificate in the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge and a Gold award in the UKMT Maths Challenge where he also advanced to subsequent rounds.

Kieran is a keen sailor and a qualified Dinghy Instructor and has been teaching sailing for the past 5-6 years to young children and adults.

He is currently learning to skydive.

Milo Noblet

Milo Noblet is one of this year’s scholars and is currently studying maths with further maths, electronics, physics and geography.

He hopes to study electronic and electrical engineering at university.

Milo is very much into amateur radio—mainly VHF/UHF, though he has taken part in some HF competitions with the cadet forces and also IOTA on DX15.

Milo is currently experimenting with DMR, and also quite enjoys receiving SSTV from the ISS when it’s transmitting and recently just set up an APRS iGate using a Raspberry Pi.

He is the senior cadet at the school’s Royal Navy CCF section and enjoys passing on his signals and amateur radio knowledge to the other cadets.

In his spare time Milo likes hill walking, and can often be found in north Wales with a 2m handheld playing SOTA.

Ben Raven

Ben Raven is also a 2015 scholar attending Dr Challoners Grammar School in Amersham, Buckinghamshire.

He is studying Maths, Physics, Electronics and Biology to A2.

Ben’s hobbies outside of school include freestyle kayaking, cycling, windsurfing, sailing, flying radio controlled model aircraft and archery.

He is  a qualified assistant instructor in kayaking, sailing and windsurfing and works at Hillingdon Outdoor Activities Centre.

Ben’s passion for model aircraft has fuelled his interest for engineering, both aeronautical and radio as he has had to overcome many a problem caused by radio interference in the past.

He sees himself heading into the aerospace sector in the future because that is where his main interest lies.