Y9s Become Young Apprentices
Y13 student Sophie reviews the Y9 Enterprise Day.
The 26 and 27 November brought another fantastic day with the
Bright Futures team, this time for the Y9s, who had an early morning start
hearing a presentation on what the day would bring. The team made a point of acknowledging
some familiar faces from previous sessions too.
The first activity involved the students thinking outside the
box. They were given a selection of puzzles in a pack in which they had to use
teamwork and their brilliant brains to work out how to complete several
challenges. One of the challenges was to balance a spoon and fork on a plastic
cup using just a tooth pick, the students were timed to see if they could
complete the challenge within a couple of minutes. Even the Sixth Form
ambassadors struggled to work out how to beat the challenge.
Another puzzle which the students faced was to assemble a
cube using different shapes. Only four teams out of the many there managed to
work out a strategy and create the cube.
In period 3 and 4 for students had to create a ‘run’ for a
marble to go down. The winner was the team that could keep the marble running the
longest, there was also a prize for the design and as I am sure you can imagine
there was many weird and wonderful designs that came from our bright Y9 students.
To complete this, the students were given bits of paper and tape, they had to
work their brains hard and communicate with each other. That was the key to
success in this challenge.
After the hustle of dinner, the students had to complete a ‘money
making challenge’, similar to the Y8 enterprise day, only the Y9s had the
harder challenge of creating card holders for the Bright Futures team business cards.
The students had to then use some impressive negotiation skills to sell their
product to the Bright Futures team, making as much profit as possible.
All in all, a good day was had by the brilliant Y9s' of Tupton