Engineer Matthew honoured for heroes' memorial

Published on 22/11/2019 by DTHACK

Undergraduate Matthew Worthington received the College's DegreePlus Social Responsibility Award for crafting war memorials helping schoolchildren remember fallen servicemen and women.

Matthew Worthington, who’s studying Mechanical Engineering at B&FC's University Centre, designed and manufactured the memorials with support from his employer, Chorley-based NIS Ltd.

Matthew was presented with Blackpool and The Fylde College’s DegreePlus Social Responsibility Award in recognition of his work.

He said: "This project allows the future generation to never forget the past, providing a lasting memory of soldiers who are sadly no longer with us.”

St Wilfrid's RC Primary School in Longridge was the first school to receive one of Matthew’s memorials.

As a result of his work with the school, Matthew has been asked to talk to pupils at a STEM event.

"This gives me a platform to teach an even younger generation of potential engineers," said Matthew.