TALENTED students at Parkside School have shone in the martial arts and engineering.

Luis Downey was recently named Student of the Year at TSX Bradford Taekwondo, where he is in the Alpha Squad teaching tiny Taekwondo students.

He supports his coach twice a week, arriving early to set up and staying late to support all ages to learn the skill.

During half- term he spent his week off school supporting the opening of the club's new training hall by helping decorate.

Parkside School spokesman McColgan said: "Luis is now a red belt and in 18 months hopes to gain his black belt.

"Luis’s coach is really proud of his commitment and dedication to his club. He is admired by all the tinies whom he teaches every week, and the adult lower belts always come to Luis for help and support."

Luis was given the Student of the Year award after being nominated by the club, its members and the parents.

Another student at the Cullingworth school, Jacob Berry, has been offered an engineering degree apprenticeship with Rolls-Royce in Derby.

He was among 50,000 applicants who were competing for about 300 places.

Majella said: "He undertook a rigorous interview process that included explaining how the different types of gas turbine engines work and identifying a mystery object from an engine.

"He will have the opportunity to work in the civil aerospace, defence and nuclear sectors whilst achieving a Bachelor’s degree in engineering."