Make the Grade - Case Studies

ASOS Global Technology Challenge

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Business volunteers from online retail giant ASOS help Key Stage 3 students in Wakefield, Pontefract and South Yorkshire understand the logistics industry and how technology will change the face of careers.

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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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Extra Motorway Services Challenge

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Business volunteers from Extra Motorway Services and their partner businesses help Garforth Academy's sixth form understand what it takes to plan and pitch a build proposal to industry experts and the impact developments have on communities.

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Workplace visit to Birmingham Airport

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30 male pupils from Year 6 were selected to meet and work with positive working role models from Birmingham Airport to help them expand their understanding of the various industries and roles out there in the world of work.

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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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Linked Curriculum Workshop & Visit with Zenith

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The UK's leading independent leasing, vehicle outsourcing and fleet management provider work with GCSE Business Studies students to open their eyes to the possibilities of their learning.

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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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Leeds City College Engineering Brief with Arup & Carillion

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BTEC Engineering students from Leeds City College attended sessions at multinational construction firm Carillion's offices and were set a real life brief to design and engineer a weakened bridge at Leeds General Infirmary.

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#GirlTechLCR

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160 students from schools in Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield and Calderdale were invited to #GirlTechLCR - the very first 'tech for girls' event in the region 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 the budding engineers of the future a taste of the working world with an exciting project competition.

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UTC Leeds Industry Immersion Fortnight

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For the last two years our Industry Immersion Fortnight has involved a wide range of workplace visits to local manufacturing and engineering businesses to help students settle into life at UTC Leeds.

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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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