Students Compete in Regional Final of the Real Business Challenge
Thursday 11th February saw six Stamford School pupils compete in the East Midlands final of the Real Business Challenge with Coca Cola Enterprises.
Our qualifying team of Y10 boys; Ethan Archer, Charlie Goldspink, Edward Gallacher, Thomas Andrews, Toby Rickett and Samuel Brunswick were selected as one of the top 10 teams in the area, out of a huge 81 competing teams. The day was held at the iPro stadium in Derby where the students worked alongside Coca Cola representatives and app design specialists.
They had a very specific brief to follow, which the event organisers said was one of the hardest they've ever set. Not only did they have to launch a local anti-litter campaign and design an app, but they also had to develop a realistic and viable social media campaign, all of which had very specific and challenging guidelines to follow.
The task concluded with each team presenting their ideas to a panel of judges. The judges included the head of distribution and sustainability at McDonalds and even the Managing Director of Coca Cola Enterprises. Though today was not their day, narrowly missing out on qualification for the final, they all performed and represented the school superbly and even attracted praise from teachers of other schools on the delivery of their presentation.
Stamford School business and economics teacher, Amy Halliday, said, “Despite being a little disappointed, they had a great day, maintained high spirits throughout and should be thoroughly proud of what they have already achieved in getting this far.”