24 talented and entrepreneurial year 8 girls completed a STEM project, based around the idea of creating a souvenir for ‘Le Grand Depart’ – the Tour de France’s opening two stages being held in Yorkshire this year.
The girls designed and produced some amazing products; including mugs, clocks, and charm bracelets. They also did lots of work around costing and profit/loss.
The girls were invited to present their business models at a special event at the New York Stadium in Rotherham, where judges from many international companies quizzed them about their products and business models. These judges were very impressed with how well our teams knew their businesses inside out, many going above and beyond our expectations.
Our girls were competing against teams form schools across South Yorkshire, including all age groups (up to sixth formers). Out of four prizes awarded for Tour de France projects, our Wickersley teams won two! The two winning teams produced mobile phone covers and the blanket in a bag, which also won best overall Tour de France souvenir.
Well done to all of the girls that took part, Lord Sugar watch out!
The winning girls were:
You can read the full story that the group submitted to the BBC website here: www.bbc.co.uk/schoolreport