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Northern Education Trust pupils attend event to take part in teamwork challenges

Posted by Stephanie Broad | November 29, 2015 | School life

Primary and Secondary school children from across North England recently visited Teeside University Student’s Union to take part in challenges involving teamwork and creativity. 

All children involved in the finals came from academies sponsored by the Northern Education Trust, which operates 20 academies throughout the North East and North West of England. Children from all the schools have been working on their enterprise skills throughout the academic year with a main focus on teamwork, communication, leadership and innovation. 

Watch the video from the event (don't forget to view in HD)

The teams representing their schools were chosen from previous enterprise challenges that had taken place at each school with tasks set to get them involved in enterprise from an early age and to give them the core competencies they will need for future careers. 

The overall winners were the Ferns Primary Academy in Bolton. Two awards were won by Stockton schools, The Grangefield Academy which won the prize for product design and the Oak Tree Primary Academy, which won the prize for marketing. The finance prize went to Thorp Academy in Ryton, Tyne and Wear, whilst the persuasive skills of Blyth Academy earned them the prize for sales. 

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