On the 7th February, eight of our year 9 students took part in the BAE Systems Make It Enterprise 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.
We attended the event at Ribby Hall 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 four 'Dragons' from BAE. It was a great experience for everyone involved!
Well done to Harry Shaw, Lexie Moat, Graceil Tinoy, Jess Hill, Joe Kirk, Christian Johnstone, Tasha Lees and Callum Sankey.