A hard-working pupil at Rydal Penrhos has been putting his summer break to good use during two work experience placements.
Ewan Luke, a Year 11 pupil at the school, enhanced his learning ahead of his A-level studies at both Siemens Healthineers and ESB at Moneypoint Generating Station in Ireland.
The 16-year-old chose to embark on the placements to ensure he had chosen the right subjects for the next stage of his education, in addition to fuelling his ambition to pursue a career in Engineering.
During his time at Siemens Ewan shadowed scientists and engineers through all stages of manufacture and release of Invitro Diagnostic products.
ESB at Moneypoint is the largest electricity generating facility in the country, and the pupil had the opportunity to observe and interact with the engineering team through their daily operational and project challenges.
Mother Annette Crowley-Luke, said: “He thoroughly enjoyed both experiences, it’s confirmed his subject choices and fuelled Ewan’s ambition of pursuing an Engineering career.
“The main highlights were his participation in bulk scale manufacture, observing station shift handover routines and the use of software (eg CAD) in projects and day-to-day operations.”
Deputy Head Tim Cashell, added: “It is always extremely pleasing to see our pupils getting pro-active in their pursuit of more knowledge on subjects that interest them the most.
“This experience will stand Ewan in good stead as he prepares to embark on his A-level studies at our thriving Sixth Form department.”