Students win Prince’s Trust challenge

Year 9 students have won the Prince's Trust Enterprise Challenge
Year 9 students have won the Prince's Trust Enterprise Challenge

Rastrick High School and Sixth Form has won the Prince’s Trust School Enterprise Challenge.

Year nine students have been involved in the challenge to create innovative and enterprising ideas to raise money for the charity. As part of their design and technology classes, they had to raise a minimum of £500 profit by designing and making products to sell.

Teacher Jackie Ward said: “The effort and commitment students have shown to this project has been superb and they did themselves and the school proud. Twelve students were chosen to represent the year group at the regional finals at Bradford Grammar School.

“They were up against fierce competition from schools and sixth forms from across the Yorkshire and Humber region. They had deliver a 20 minute presentation about the project to a panel of judges and were marked on demonstrating skills in leadership, communication, teamwork and enterprise.

“The presentation at the regional finals was professional, well organised and inspiring. The students deserved to come away the winners and we are very proud of all of them.”

Groups were formed in textiles, product design, graphics and food technology and they set about designing unique products to sell. Each group had to make decisions about budgeting, allocation of job roles, time limitations and agree on the final products to make. The students who made Christmas jumpers raised a profit of more than £1,000.

Sarah Church, private sector fund raising executive for the trust, said they delivered a passionate and creative presentation that hooked the judges.