Science & Enterprise in Manchester Schools

Two of our Manchester schools have been collaborating this year on our new Science course, and its an experiment that definitely seems to have paid off!

Both Droylsden Academy and New Charter Academy have seen groups of students setting off on a journey of discovery, learning about science and enterprise at the same time. After starting off with a set of challenges to develop teamwork and presentation skills, students also carried out a series of experiments to try to come up with their own eureka moment…

Lots of the students eventually settled on designing an experiment kit which they could share with other students in the school and try to get more people excited about science. Other great ideas included producing perfume, soaps and bouncy balls using their experiments.

The course was such a success in both schools that Droylsden Academy is now using the course with all the Year 10 students studying for BTEC Science. Meanwhile at New Charter Academy all the Year 9 students are going to use the Enabling Business programme to make sure they develop their essential enterprising skills.

The Manchester Trips

The Manchester students have also had a series of great trips this year:

  • Manchester School Challenge – All of our Manchester schools came together at the beginning of the year to compete in a series of enterprise games, that ended with all the students having to pitch their business ideas to a room of sixty!
  • Manchester Airport – The second trip of the year was to Manchester Airport, where students were faced with the dilemma of what to do with a disused control tower. You can read how they got on under “News”.
  • Project Competition – Our Manchester students came together with the brief to design and market a T-shirt range in a day. See who won under “News”
  • The Photos

  • At Manchester Airport
  • Developing their presentations at our Competition
  • Still developing their presentations!
  • Working on the Challenge they’ve been set
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