Two students from a Tynemouth school have been awarded prestigious engineering scholarships.
Kings Priory School’s Year 12 students Katie Ramsay and Esmai Jonczyk-Brown have been awarded Arkwright scholarships from the Arkwright Trust.
The accolade is designed to support pupils through their A-Levels and encourage them to pursue engineering or technical design at university or higher-level apprenticeships.
Katie and Esmai underwent a selection process to earn a sponsorship.
Esmai, whose personal project was designed around her passion for hockey, is being sponsored by engineer Stefano Ceci and Katie, who designed a house doorbell that sends text alerts to your mobile phone, is being sponsored by diesel engine manufacturer Cummins UK.
Philip Sanderson, vice principal at Kings Priory School, said: “I am very proud of, and wholly impressed by, Esmai’s and Katie’s achievement in being awarded an Arkwright scholarship each.”
“This is a testament to their hard work and academic and technical application.
“Not only do Esmai and Katie deserve our greatest praise, but also so do the staff at Kings Priory School who have supported the girls.”
The girls were presented with their certificates and scholarship packs by Ian Goldsborough, who is Arkwright’s Liaison Officer in the North East.
Esmai said: “I feel extremely privileged.
“It is a great honour to do something like this – it will help me so much in my future career.”