Star Education Awards: Sheffield twins building on double nomination success

George and Max Poulter
George and Max Poulter
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A Sheffield dynamic duo are already making waves in the world of engineering – at the age of just 16.

Twins George and Max Poulter have impressed their teachers at Bradfield School so much that they have both been nominated for best pupil in The Star’s best in education awards.

George Poulter

George Poulter

And outside of school, car giant Jaguar offered the pair, from Stopes Road, Stannington, work experience at its engineering centre in Birmingham.

The pair found out about their nominations on the way home from Jaguar.

George said: “It’s really good of the school, we were both really surprised.

“I was a bit embarrassed at first, but it’s good to put on the CV when you’re applying for jobs.

Max Poulter

Max Poulter

“We both didn’t have a clue, we’re really honoured.”

And Jaguar is not just the only luxury car firm to offer the pair a placement – they are also heading to Aston Martin in Buckinghamshire.

Being born minutes apart, sibling rivalry is inevitable, but the engineering whizz-kids are always on hand to give each other a boost.

Max said: “We’re always competitive, we always try to do one over on each other, but we try to push each other at the same time.”

Dad Simon, 46, is incredibly proud.

He said: “It’s amazing how they go about their work at school and incredible how they’ve managed to get work experience at Jaguar and Aston Martin off their own backs. It’s really nice of the school to put them forward for an award, I’m so proud of them.”

A school competition when the pair were 14 is said to have ignited their engineering passion.

They were involved in designing and building a Formula One car and made it through to the national finals in London.

Design and technology teacher Sarah McGoldrick nominated the pair – and said they would be worthy winners.

She said: “They are both extremely driven and motivated when it comes to their studies.

“George and Max have a bright future ahead of them within British engineering and manufacture. They are extremely passionate about the subject and worked diligently during their time at Bradfield School.”

The Star Best in Education Awards ceremony is being held at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Meadowhead, Sheffield on Tuesday, September 29.

Do you know somebody who would be worthy of an award? Nominate your classroom champions for a chance to win a Star Education Award. Nominations close on Tuesday, September 11.