Dr Tom Parry Jones EESW Student of the Year 2018
01 Dec 2018

Dr Tom Parry Jones EESW Student of the Year 2018

The EESW Student of the Year Award is a celebration of the students who participated in the EESW Sixth Form Project last year, in memory of Dr Tom Parry Jones, entrepreneur, inventor, and trustee of the scheme for over 20 years.

The EESW Student of the Year Award is a celebration of the students who participated in the EESW Sixth Form Project last year, in memory of Dr Tom Parry Jones, entrepreneur, inventor, and trustee of the scheme for over 20 years. 

Over 500 Year 12 students who participated in the scheme last year were invited to apply to become the EESW Student of the Year, and 13 students who were interviewed in North and South Wales were invited to attend this year’s awards ceremony, which took place at the Welsh Automotive Forum’s Annual Networking Dinner at the Vale Resort Hotel on Thursday 29th November.  Their places at the dinner were kindly sponsored by Dr Raj Jones and BPU Accountants. 

This year’s winner of the £800 prize, Daniel Clarke from Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr, worked with Jacobs on a project to solve overheating in transformers, and intends to study Physics at university.  His teacher commented:

“Daniel has been a model pupil for all those who have had the pleasure of teaching him. He is a wholly committed, well-rounded and gifted student; yet he is incredibly modest and humbled by praise.”

The worthy runners-up, Elin Mair Evans from Ysgol Glan Clwyd who worked with Knitmesh Technologies and Neve Parker from Hawarden High School who worked with Raytheon UK, will each receive £400 towards their future studies.