The Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths has announced that three of our Welding, Fabrication and Blacksmithing students will benefit from bursaries this year, with a combined value of over two thousand pounds.
Ned Bell, Michael Robins and Ross Milum are currently study towards the Level 2 course and aim to continue on to our brand new Level 3 Blacksmithing and Metalwork qualification which starts this September.
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.
Ned Bell said on behalf of the students: “We’re surprised and delighted to receive the bursaries – they’ll be incredibly useful towards expenses. We would like to say thank you to the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths.”
Mr Michael Shepherd, Prime Warden of the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths said “The provision of financial support to students of blacksmithing comprises almost 50% of the Company’s charitable activity. We are delighted that, once again, we have been able to assist up and coming exponents of our ancient craft who are studying at Kingston Maurward.”
The Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths, established in 1299 and incorporated under charter by Queen Elizabeth 1st in April 1571, is an ancient craft guild based in the City of London. It is proud of its heritage in regulating the craft of the smith and continues to foster the craft and skill of working smiths into the 21st Century.