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Year 12 Alice Bracher receives prestigious Smallpeice Award

Posted on: 27/06/2019

After Year 12 student, Alice Bracher's success in becoming an Arkwright Scholar - a highly-prized scholarship awarded by the Smallpeice Trust to outstanding STEM students nationally - she has continued to work hard on following her ambition to study Aeronautical Engineering and, one day, perhaps go to space!

Alongside her own future, however, she has also been passionate about inspiring our younger students to consider their futures in engineering or other STEM careers, and it is for this reason she was chosen to be one of 100 girls in the country to be awarded this week with a 'Think Kit' to help her in this quest. 

The Think Kit contains all of the materials necessary for Alice to help younger students design and build powered gliders and understand the engineering principled behind such aircraft. 

When awarding the Kit to Alice, Kevin Stenson, CEO of the Smallpeice Trust, was inspired by the work that Alice is doing and her dedication to her future in engineering, agreeing that she is an 'inspiration' to all students looking to pursue a future in STEM. 

Alice was really pleased to accept the award and excited that the Kit would be used in DGS Science Club for younger students to enjoy. She also thanked Dr Nickerson for all of her support in helping her to this point in her STEM career and for running such an amazing Science Club!

Read the Oxford Mail article about Alice's award here



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