Sixth form project hailed a suc­cess

Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

A SIXTH form project to or­gan­ise a busi­ness event has be hailed a huge suc­cess. Year 12 busi­ness stu­dents at All Hal­lows Catholic Col­lege were tasked with or­gan­is­ing a busi­ness event as part of their course.

They came up with an idea to ar­range an in­ter­school com­pe­ti­tion de­signed to pro­mote Fair­trade.

Eight pri­mary schools en­tered teams into the Time 2 Change Com­pe­ti­tion, held at the Romero Busi­ness Cen­tre at All Hal­lows Catholic Col­lege.

Each team was given a for­eign coun­try to base their ‘busi­ness’. They were tasked with de­sign­ing a head­quar­ters for a com­pany that pro­duces Fair­trade prod­ucts, de­sign a com­pany logo, buy re­sources and ma­te­ri­als us­ing the ap­pro­pri­ate for­eign lan­guage and re­design the coun­try’s flag in­cor­po­rat­ing a Fair­trade theme.

They then pre­sented their ideas to the group.

Jane Lynch, who teaches busi­ness stud­ies at the school, said: “With each team work­ing on a dif­fer­ent coun­try, pupils came up with some fan­tas­tic de­signs.

“Four judges had a dif­fi­cult job choos­ing a win­ner as the stan­dard was so high across all the schools that took part.

“Con­grat­u­la­tions to those stu­dents for putting on a suc­cess­ful event that was thor­oughly en­joyed by all who at­tended.”

The over­all win­ners were the group from St Gre­gory’s Pri­mary School, with stu­dents from St Al­ban’s run­ners up.

The Best Team Folder Award went to stu­dents from St Bene­dict’s.

The awards were pre­sented by judges Tom Agar, Ja­cob Si­b­ley, James Wil­son and Chris Ben­nett.

As an added bonus, the com­pe­ti­tion, which started in Septem­ber 2016, raised around £1,000 for more than 10 dif­fer­ent char­i­ties.

Sixth for­m­ers from All Hal­lows or­gan­ised an in­ter-school com­pe­ti­tion for pri­mary school stu­dents across the town

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