Students show their head for business
Eight Business Studies students from The Radclyffe School put their skills and knowledge to full effect, putting in a strong performance in the Make it in Manufacturing Challenge.
The competition, organised by the Manufacturing Institute, took place at the Norton Grange Hotel in Rochdale and brought together teams from local schools. The Radclyffe School team, from Year 9, had to pitch their business idea to a ‘dragons’ den’-style panel of staff from Middleton-based McBride Ltd, sponsors of the competition.
The team had to design and manufacture a product, and students chose to create a perfume. In pyramid shaped packaging, the product drew on an Egyptian theme. The students took on roles found in any company including Finance, Design, Sales & Marketing, Logistics and Quality Control.
Shopna Begum was picked out by judges as the best individual performance of the day, presenting with confidence and showing real leadership skills.
Head of Computing & Business Andy Maher said, “We are all really proud of our students. Their pitch was brilliant and drew lots of positive comments from many of the teachers supporting other schools.”
Both studying Business and taking part in this challenge helps the young people to a practical understanding of how companies work and what they need to do to run a business successfully.”
The team members were Farzana Rahman, Abu Umair Hamid, Anisah Akhtar, Shopna Begum, Mohammed Abu Yusuf, Tayyib Chowdhury and Quratulain Channa.