Year 9 Enterprise Challenge

16th Dec 2016

On the 6th December, eight of our year 9 students took part in the Make it in Manufacturing challenge. The Manufacturing Institute’s Make It campaign is a programme of education-business linked activities designed to support the curriculum and to create partnerships between schools and manufacturing partners. 

The Make It Enterprise Challenges are one-day events held across the North West, which are supported by a host of business partners including BAE Systems, Survitec, Kelloggs and McBride.

We attended the event at Aintree Racecourse and our team set up their own manufacturing business in a competition to create a new product. They were judged on their understanding of the design brief, the successful completion of key tasks; including everything from prototype design to marketing and their enterprise skills. The team pitched their product in a "Dragon's Den" style finale, where they were grilled by three 'Dragons' from Vauxhall. It was a great experience for everyone involved!

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