SIXTH-FORM pupil Penny Guess, from King’s College in Taunton, was awarded a prestigious Arkwright Engineering Scholarship at a ceremony hosted by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

These scholarships support young people from across the UK who have the potential to be industry’s leaders in engineering and design.

During their sixth form studies, scholars receive £600 to support their technical courses and have access to a range of opportunities to learn more about engineering, such as mentoring and company visits. The school also receives £400 per scholar.

Penny is the seventh King’s College pupil to win the scholarship since 2004.