Talented Student wins REACT Foundation Post 16 Award

A very talented Year 11 student from St Benedict’s School has recently been notified that she has won a REACT Foundations Post 16 Award.   

The awards are designed to encourage West Cumbrian students to think about a career in engineering, with REACT offering bursaries to students intending to study STEM subjects at Sixth Form.  

The successful student, Mary Kirsten Soriano, is being assessed for the GCSE exams this summer, and is planning on continuing her studies at Sixth Form.  She said:

I’m very thankful to have received the award and I never thought I would get it!

Mrs Kelso, Assistant Headteacher comments:

“We are delighted that one of our most dedicated students has been awarded this bursary which will assist her in her education within STEM subjects at Sixth Form.”

Mrs Muncaster, Head of Year 11 at St Benedict’s said:

“I am very proud of Mary who has worked extremely hard throughout her time here. I would like to wish her all the best for continuing her studies at Sixth Form.”

There are a number of REACT Foundation Year 11 prizes of £200 available for West Cumbrian students. To be in with a chance of winning a bursary, the students needed to complete a short application form. 

The object of the charity is to encourage West Cumbrian students to study an engineering or engineering related degree at university.

The bursaries will be awarded at REACT’s Annual Celebration evening, dependent on COVID restrictions.

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