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Published by a.martin, 2019-12-23 04:56:43





December 2019

Record number of Arkwright scholars at Uckfield College

The Arkwright Engineering Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship of its type in the UK to
inspire and nurture school-age students to be the country’s future leaders of the Engineering

One of our students was also chosen to be in the national Arkwright promotional video. Please follow
this link to view: ​

This year Uckfield College have 4 (yes 4!) successful Arkwright Scholars (there are only 415 nationally
in total).

Students who aspire to be engineers in the future go through a year long selection process. They are
selected for their potential as future engineering leaders by assessing their academic, practical and
leadership skills in engineering disciplines. These are gauged through a selection process comprising
of an assessed application form including a teacher’s reference; a two-hour, problem-solving aptitude
exam; and a university-based Interview.

The scholarship winners receive an annual financial award and enrichment activities such as
mentoring and a range of experiences such as industry conferences, Connect Days, residential courses
and university VIP days. These industry visits enhance a scholar's experience of engineering in a
real-world context. Arkwright Engineering Scholarships are highly regarded by university admission
tutors and industry recruiters and are one of the most prestigious accolades that a talented sixth form
student can receive.

Arkwright Scholars from Uckfield College:

2013 - 2015 William Golden

2014 - 2016 Tim Bramly

2015 - 2017 Charlie Martin

2016 - 2018 Darius Abadi

2017 - 2019 Robert Ross

2018 - 2020 Ellie Pain

Oliver Stockwell


2019 - 2021 Samuel Bishop

William Dobney

Thomas Hooper

Thomas Lines


We are all so proud of these brilliant students and we believe they will go on to become leaders in
their chosen field. I am very grateful to Mr O’Connor who inspires and supports these students and to
Arkwright for helping them take the next steps in their engineering and technology futures.



Media Magazine Conference 2019

18 Year 12 and Year 13 Media students attended the inspirational annual Media Magazine Conference
at the BFI Southbank. They heard a hugely diverse range of speakers from an award winning music
video producer, an emerging filmmaker, key media theorists, The Guardian’s Education Foundation
and the legendary Sir Lenny Henry.


Creative Arts Variety Show

Congratulations to all our talented performers at last week's Creative Arts Variety Show and thank you
to everyone who worked so hard to produce such a fantastic show. Thank you also to everyone who
supported the event.

We are delighted to be able to bring you some photos from the evening.






Art Exhibition at Creative Arts Variety Show

Year 13 Fine Art students did an amazing job mounting an exhibition in the Gallery specifically for the
CAVs evenings. This was an excellent experience for them in working together, working to deadline,
writing an artist statement, hanging the show etc as they will have to do this for their end of year




Taekwondo Success

Niamh McInnes (7D), along with over 650 others from all across Europe, took an opportunity to
compete at the ITF Taekwondo Open British Championships on Saturday 23rd November in Crawley
representing the Affinity TKD club based in Uckfield.

Niamh has been doing Taekwondo for 3 years and has competed at local competitions however, this
was her first time competing at the much larger British Open, where she was competing against her
green belt peers aged 11 to 13 in 3 different events:

● Patterns which involves performing a set of fundamental Taekwondo movements in a
specific sequence

● Special Technique which involves performing a flying side kick over a bar to connect with a
target, and

● Sparring where you compete one on one in a bout, aiming to get points, by connecting with
your opponent with valid punching or kicking moves.

Niamh put in a lot of effort before the event training at her local club and this effort was rewarded
when she won a bronze medal in her sparring event – a great achievement for her first tournament of
this size. Well done Niamh, we are very proud of you!






Fifi Bloomsbury-Khier in Y9 performs in Leicester Square

We are very proud of Fifi who performed in Leicester Square on Sunday 1st December. She did a
show called “Kids of the west-end” and got a rapturous response for her performance in “A soft place
to land” from Waitress.





Please keep in touch!

We always love to hear news of our students’ achievements out of College, so please do e-mail to
keep us updated with the fantastic range of activities they are involved in. Please e-mail details to
Toni Fletcher,​ ​[email protected]​.​ We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.


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