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Top Award for Former Sibford Pupil

14 December 2016

 

Top Award for Former Sibford Pupil

 

 Former Sibford School pupil Myles Atherstone has secured £9,000 to cover his university tuition fees for the first year by winning a prestigious engineering competition.

Myles left Sibford in the summer to begin a degree course at the Wolfson School of Mechanical Engineering at Loughborough University.

He entered a competition which challenged students to create a 120 second video about exciting engineering or technology. The competition was open to all students starting their undergraduate degree programme at Wolfson School in October 2016.

The judges were looking for creativity of ideas, a demonstration of exciting engineering, technical correctness and composition and structure. Myles’ entry, which focused on exciting engineering, ticked all the boxes, winning him the prestigious first prize of £9,000 to support his degree programme.

The awards ceremony took place in the Sir Dennis Rooke Building on Holywell Park, part of the Loughborough campus. Myles is pictured centre with (right) Professor Paul Conway, Dean of School, and (left) guest speaker Simon Lyons.  Simon graduated from Wolfson School’s Product Design Engineering (MEng) programme three years ago and now runs his own company, Version22, which creates innovative, inclusive products and has customers in over 25 countries around the world.

Myles, whose family home is in Bloxham, joined Sibford School in 2008.