Kingston Maurward College has announced that four fortunate Welding, Fabrication and Blacksmithing students will benefit from Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths bursaries this year, with a combined value of over two thousand pounds.
Kyle Hancock, Ben Dopson, Dafydd Llewellyn-Jones and Millie Gilpin are currently studying towards their Level 2 Diploma; at the end of the course Millie plans to start her own business while the others hope to continue on to the College’s Level 3 Blacksmithing and Metalwork qualification.
The students plan to use the bursaries for materials and equipment relevant to their course, which will be proposed for approval by The Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths.
Kyle said on behalf of the students: “These bursaries will help with residential costs, tools and resources – I want to go on to the Level 3 course in September, so this will help immensely. We would all like to say thank you to the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths.”
Wg Cdr Martin Heath, Clerk to the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths, said “We have very strong links with the College through blacksmith Simon Grant-Jones. We were particularly impressed with the submissions from Millie Gilpin and Dafydd Llewellyn-Jones and would like to highlight their connections with the travelling community and Service veterans respectively.