The Thomas Hardye School

Excellence in Design Technology, Science and Engineering  Rewarded

Valter prize

Photo credit and copyright Paul Goodwin

Students from Thomas Hardye presented selected projects at the annual Valter Prize Award  Ceremony held at Bournemouth University on the 15th July and were delighted to be rewarded with certificates and generous cash prizes for their excellent design technology and science work.  Aidan Sykes  won £300 donated by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers for his ‘Aviation themed coffee table’;  Ethan Wilson was awarded £150 donated by the Institution of Engineering and Technology for  his ‘Nightlight’;  Eleanor Beale  scooped a top Textile Technology prize of £125 for her ‘Tartan and denim jacket’ and  Natalie Cotterell won the Science Prize of £200 donated by Royal Naval Cordite Factory association for her ‘Bone Collagen study’. Highly commended certificates and prizes of £50 were also won by Tess McNab for a ‘Japanese-themed dress’ and Emma Potter for a ‘Coffee table’ with Thomas Caldecott receiving a certificate of commendation for his ‘ Baby-Smart Nightlight’.

The school is grateful to Paul Goodwin, Dorchester Area Manager for Dorset ASSET, for pre-selecting and promoting the inspirational efforts of these magnificent seven students which were judged against projects from schools across Dorset.

Dorset ASSET and the Valter Prize Trust were set up in 2003 and are registered as a charity and offer a number of prizes annually. The main aim of the trust is to encourage students up to the age of 20 to study appropriate subjects to enable them to become professional scientists, engineers or technologists. The school is also grateful to Dorset ASSET for arranging a grant towards the recent trip to the Science and Natural History Museums in London for 86 Year 9 students.

STOP PRESS: Thomas Hardye is delighted to learn that Matthew Torok and Stephen Workman have been awarded prestigious Arkwright Engineering Scholarships to support their sixth form studies and ambitions to become engineers.




July 2016