Earlier this month Rogan McGilp attended the RNCF Royal Dinner held at St. James’ Palace.
More than 150 guests of the Royal National Children’s Foundation (RNCF) assembled, on Wednesday 19 October, for a special Celebratory Dinner including RNCF Patron, HRH The Princess Royal.
Whilst at OSH Rogan and two fellow students, Stuart Chau and Ethan Dunbar-Baker, won the UK Young Engineer of the Year 2016 in the National Science + Engineering Competition for building a full size hot rod. The vehicle was specifically designed to be accessible for those with disabilities.
After their success at the Big Bang Fair, the three boys entered their automotive creation at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS). The competition took place in Brussels last month and the team were awarded the Salvetti Foundation award for the best project in the field of engineering.
Rogan, who was seated next to HRH The Princess Royal for the dinner, before giving his after dinner speech commented “It was quite nerve wracking to start with being sat next to Princess Anne but as we got talking we found a common interest in cars and ended up spending the entire evening talking about how to drive, build and race them and what cars we have both owned.”
Rogan, an RNCF beneficiary left the School in July to start an apprenticeship with Worcestershire based car manufacturer Morgan Motor Company.
After the event Rogan said “It was a memorable evening to say the least, and I am very proud to have been able to support the RNCF in this after all the support they have given me at OSH.”