Royal Society backs young Colyton engineers

PUBLISHED: 07:02 01 December 2017 | UPDATED: 12:39 05 December 2017

Colyton Grammar School's Engineering Club. Picture: SUBMITTED

Colyton Grammar School's Engineering Club. Picture: SUBMITTED

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Grammar School’s engineering club is awarded a £1,356 grant to restore a four-stroke stationary engine

Students from Colyton Grammar School’s Engineering Club have been awarded significant sponsorship from the Royal Society.

The grant of £1,356 is for a restoration project in partnership with Axminster Tools and Machinery.

The money will be used to restore a four-stroke JAP Stationary Engine which will be presented to industry experts.

Axminster Tools and Machinery, the town’s largest employer, is a corporate partner of Colyton Grammar, providing professional guidance and mentoring to students studying design and technology at the school.

Twelve students will be led by design and technology teacher John Froud and a team of student leaders, in the restoration project.

Fraser Aitken, club leader, said the partnership would prove “an exciting opportunity for students to engage with engineering.”

The students have been invited to attend the partnership grants conference at the Royal Society next March.

It is organised purely to give students a chance to experience a true scientific symposium.

** The Royal Society is a prestigious scientific academy for scientists from Britain and the Commonwealth, dedicated to the promotion of scientific excellence at all levels of society.

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