Make the Grade - Case Studies

Merrion Centre Challenge 2018

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30 students from Year 9 and 10 were tasked with a brief to design a marketing scheme and event that would attract more teenage footfall to the shopping centre in the very first Merrion Centre Challenge.

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Horsforth School Group Mentoring Programme

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This year we started a new partnership with Horsforth School who welcomed professionals from a range of businesses as mentors for 12 of their Year 10 students.

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Social Action Project with Centrepoint and YBS

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Students from the Co-operative Academy of Leeds chose to raise money and awareness of youth homelessness for national charity Centrepoint with help from business mentors at Yorkshire Building Society.

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Premier Farnell Technology Challenge 2017

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Key Stage 5 students are given the opportunity to learn about the latest coding technology and design their own concept to help others with the help of Premier Farnell.

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#INLEEDSDAY2017

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Students from three of Leeds' universities got a deeper insight into graduate career opportunities in the city thanks to a diverse range of businesses and a day-long challenge.

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Xscape Leisure Space Challenge

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34 students from Minsthorpe College and Wakefield College came to Xscape Yorkshire, the family entertainment destination in Castleford, for a launch event where they were asked to design a new leisure attraction for the centre.

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Transpennine Express Scheduling Challenge

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Major train operator, Transpennine Express, help Year 10 students apply their learning from GCSE Maths to a real life scenario and understand how their learning from the classroom can be applied to the real world.

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Paradise Birmingham Urban Regeneration Challenge

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With the help and advice of industry experts, Year 9 students from two schools in Birmingham were asked to plan a brand new development for the city.

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Girls Can Do It Too from Landsec

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40 female students were set a challenge by property management company Landsec to inspire young women to explore careers in construction.

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Plusnet Online Safety Challenge

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Young people from three primary schools in South Yorkshire got an opportunity to hone their creativity and teamwork skills with a unique challenge from Plusnet.

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#GirlTechLCR

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75 students from schools in Leeds, Bradford and Calderdale were invited to #GirlTechLCR - the 'tech for girls' event aimed at better educating young women about career paths in digital.

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Light Up Sunderland with Northern Powergrid

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Winning pupils from Grindon Hall Christian School in Sunderland were made VIPs for the night after winning the Northern Powergrid Light Up Sunderland competition to design their own Christmas light.

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Leeds Law Society Education Fortnight 2017

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Six primary schools in Leeds got an early introduction to the world of work with the help of volunteers from ten law firms across the city for the eleventh annual Leeds Law Society Education Fortnight.

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Arup Engineering Awareness Week

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Arup Engineering Awareness Week is designed to give budding engineers of the future a taste of the working world with an exciting project competition. This year's experiences took place in Leeds and Manchester,

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Trinity Kitchen Challenge

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Budding entrepreneurs were given the opportunity to pitch their ideas for a pop-up restaurant to business dragons at Leeds Trinity Kitchen.

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