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South Craven School students take on Apprentice-style tasks
9:00am Friday 8th February 2013 in News
A school competition based on a popular television show put pupils’ entrepreneurial skills to the test.
A group of 20 Year 9 students at South Craven School, Cross Hills, took part in a contest modelled on The Apprentice, led by teachers Martin Bowness and Lorraine Hughes.
The pupils grappled with a new business-related task each week – and one of the challenges involved designing a new chocolate bar.
In another task, the team members were given an imaginary amount of money, and told to do whatever they wished to increase this sum.
A school spokesman said: “At the end of each challenge, one member from the losing team was ‘fired’.
“Once the contestants were whittled down to six, they were each interviewed and were asked a series of questions about the world of business.
“At the end of the process, Phoebe Brittain was declared The Apprentice, and was presented with her prize – a large box of biscuits.”