Wednesday 16th July 2008 by C. Freeman
Only eight prestigious CREST Gold awards have been given out in Northamptonshire this year and Brooke Weston students have received four of them. Emily Davis, Charlie Mawby, Matthew Prested and Alastair Thorpe have all spent more than 100 hours each working on a 'real-life' problem as part of the Engineering Education scheme. Now, after coming up with a way of taking chemical samples in a potentially hazardous environment, their work has been of a high enough standard to gain the CREST Gold Awards which were granted by Setpoint Northamptonshire.
Assessor, Julie Messenger wrote to Principal, Miss Stringer : 'I would like you to know how impressed I was when I visited your school to complete the CREST Gold Assessment. The students … had clearly enjoyed their experience of working in a real life situation alongside an engineer. They have all clearly valued this excellent learning opportunity and worked hard under the excellent tutoring of Mr Barrett and Mrs Dean. The presentation they gave was excellent … the report on the project was very well presented with a good use of relevant illustrations. I know that this experience has equipped these students with very valuable life skills.'
Miss Stringer told the Year 12 students: 'It is a truly remarkable achievement which shows an amazing amount of determination and dedication on your part. I'm really proud of your achievements.'
The students will be officially presented with their awards at Prize Giving in September.