Students design a dessert for Glasgow 2014
A team of enterprising entrepreneurs from The Radclyffe School took on the challenge of designing a cake for next year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
They were competing in the ‘Make it Enterprising’ final, a competition organised by The Manchester-based Manufacturing Institute. The institute is an independent charity which delivers education and training to build excellence in manufacturing companies. Premier Foods sponsored the event.
Working in their own mini-manufacturing companies the pupils selected individual job roles from managing director to finance, sales and marketing managers, before designing, making, marketing and selling their product. At the end of the day, the teams brought their ideas to a ‘Dragon’s Den’-style presentation. The panel included senior managers from Premier Foods.
In a specially designed exercise students were also set the task of designing a system to safely transport eggs from one level to another in a factory
The Radclyffe School Team won through a Greater Manchester heat in 2012 to qualify for the final.
This free event is part of The Manufacturing Institute’s ‘Make It in Manufacturing’ campaign (www.makeit.org.uk) designed to attract talented young people into the North West manufacturing sector and to promote the industry as one which has a wide range of opportunities for the workforce of tomorrow.
Year Manager Gail Thompson said, “The students did really well and enjoyed the experience. The event gave them the opportunity to learn about new techniques including 3D printing and develop their skills.