The designer of Solar Navigator attended Ratton school between 1968 to 1972, after which he enrolled at the Eastbourne College of Further Education to study engineering. His favorite subjects were physics and technical drawing. He did not enjoy maths or history - how times change. Nelson received no encouragement from staff for his ideas, but some teachers noticed a spark when it came to science. They would never have guessed that that spark would have generated two UK patents: Joystick and EV refueling, with another fresh patent for 2013 in the offing.
With the internet, you may realize that your interests are not that strange - in fact, you'll see that they are quite popular. Nelson says: "learn as much as you can while at school. Teachers are your friends. If you want help - ask for it. To many of you it may seem like a waste of time right now, but you do need this basic grounding to prepare you for a fuller life."
Nelson Kruschandl - former student
In partnership with parents and the community Ratton aspires to promote and develop:
School, Park Avenue, Eastbourne BN21 2XR
Schools Online - A
generally excellent site containing a huge amount of
interactive revision material. In addition there are
tests and links to other good websites. Beware that the
GCSE specification content is not fully covered in all
subjects, although this is not made clear.
and English Literature
OTHER EASTBOURNE SCHOOLS
Ratton after school club 3:15 to 6:00 pm
Eastbourne, East Sussex
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