Thursday 15th July 2010 by C. Freeman
Brooke Weston's Engineering in Education Scheme task has been named Best Secondary School Project at a local education awards evening. The Kettering Evening Telegraph ran a 'Proud Of Our Education Awards' to celebrate the achievements of local primary and secondary schools.
The EES project was one of a number of schemes shortlisted by judges and, at the awards evening held at the Holiday Inn, student Rebekah Hadley accepted the engraved glass trophy and certificate, sponsored by Connexions, on behalf of the whole team.
She, along with Luke Saville, Josh Hilton and James Chalkley, designed an improved tool to remove swarf from the inside of steel tubes manufactured at Corus Tubes. The scheme was so successful that it has been implemented in the production process, improving productivity costs.
Teacher Mr Nigel Barrett, who also attended the presentation evening, said: 'The Brooke Weston team were up against some very good nominations from other schools so it's a real achievement for them. They worked so hard on the project that to get public recognition with this trophy is fantastic.'
There were seven awards presented during the evening with our sister schools, Corby Business Academy and Kettering Science Academy picking up trophies for Best Unsung Hero and Arts Achievement respectively.
Full coverage of the awards ceremony, hosted by Evening Telegraph editor Jeremy Clifford, with guest speaker, Mr Paul Burnett, the county council's corporate director for children and young people, will appear in next Tuesday's issue of the Evening Telegraph's 'Termtime' supplement.