YOUNG engineers from a public school have been awarded nationally recognised scholarships.

Silas Turner-Jones, 17, of Felsted, and George Harvey, 16, of Rayne, both pupils at Felsted School, have just been awarded prestigious Arkwright Scholarships following a rigorous testing and interview process.

The scholarships are given to students interested in a career in engineering who show high level abilities in Stem subject areas.

Silas, who is currently taking A-levels in maths, physics and Design and Technology (DT), is hoping to pursue his interest in aerospace engineering, whilst George, who is also studying maths, physics and DT alongside chemistry, has a passion for astrophysics and technology.

The scholarship will give both boys funding towards the projects they produce at sixth form, and Felsted Prep School's DT department will receive a funding boost to purchase extra equipment.

Mick Pitts, head of DT, said: "It is so pleasing to see two of Felsted's budding engineers being rewarded for their enthusiasm and hard work.

"They now have an excellent chance of securing a place on an engineering course at a top university and it marks the beginnings of what can be a first rate career in industry."