Mullion School pupils tackle 'Apprentice' challenges
3:50pm Sunday 27th May 2012 in News
The popular television programme The Apprentice was the inspiration for students at Mullion School when they were challenged to form “virtual companies” and pitch them against each other.
The project was part of this year’s Business and Enterprise Week at the school, which 115 year ten pupils took part in.
They worked in teams of ten or 11, with each student taking on a job role such as managing director, publicity manager, catering manager or finance officer.
Tanya Banfield, head of work related learning at the school, said: “The standard of work and team working skills were second to none this year. The pupils were outstanding in the way they pulled their ideas together under a tight deadline in order to be interrogated by a team of judges.”
There was a high level of competition throughout the week, which ended with an award ceremony in the school hall.
Mrs Banfield said there was a “superb buzz of excitement and satisfaction” as headteacher Mike Sandford congratulated the year group on making the event such a success.
He said the pupils’ behaviour, standard of work, commitment to team work and even the willingness to clear up at the end of the day had all been excellent.
As a result of the project almost the entire year group received a level two Wider Key Skills Qualification, with the week helping prepare the students for work experience later in the summer term.