Selected students from Year 8 and 10 were nominated to represent our school at the prestigious national enterprise challenge held in Telford earlier this week.

The Year 8 group were given the challenge to develop a Kidzania product to enhance the already popular ‘child run city’ in London. They developed a YouTube space to encourage children to make their own short films in the venue.

The Year 10 Project was to develop a stationary product for school aged pupils, sponsored by Ryman, a lead stationary company looking for new and inspirational product ideas. The Year 10 group developed a neat, user friendly backpack with numerous compartments including a cooling area for food and theft free areas for additional security.

Both groups enjoyed the experience of pitching their product ideas to selected judges and enjoyed the interactive opportunities the day presented.

One such activity included meeting Olympian Bronze Medal Winner, 2016, Patrick Huston, who shared some of his archery skills with a group of our boys, discussing enterprises post Olympics to encourage more young people to develop new skills. The boys had a chance to shoot some arrows as part of this experience.

The finals were hosted and presented by Jordan and Perry from Diversity, with the key guest judge, Theo Pathitis, a regular patron of the annual event.

Although not selected for the final 10, the students learned additional skills around project management, including marketing, advertising, budgeting and the importance of market research.

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