Grand Final 2013 Sponsored by premier foods Held at the Park Hall Hotel in Chorley
Pupils from Upton by Chester High School explain their packaging design to the Dragons
Pupils from Loreto Grammar School get to grips with building their DOT
The team from Middleton Technology College takes part in the Taste Testing
The Manufacturing Instituteâ€™s charitable Make It in Manufacturing campaign is helping to create a pipeline of talent for UK manufacturing by promoting the sector as an interesting and rewarding career choice for young people. Through a network of local, national and multi-national business partners the Make It campaign shows young people that modern manufacturing is a global enterprise founded on a basis of innovation, creativity and smart thinking.
By connecting young people to manufacturing companies in their local area, the Make It campaign overturns negative perceptions surrounding the sector by engaging event participants in hands-on activities through the Make It Enterprising Challenges. These practical, one day events give young people the opportunity to form their own mini-manufacturing companies, gaining advice and guidance from a range of
industry advocates and learning more about the creative and aspirational employment opportunities manufacturing can offer. The Make It Grand Final 2013 was sponsored by Premier Foods, the manufacturer behind many well known household brands including Sharwoods, Batchelors, Ambrosia and Mr Kipling.
Sponsored by To view all the photographs taken on the day please visit our Make It in Manufacturing facebook page.
A student from The Mosslands School starts to construct their Delicate Object Transporter
Make It in MANUFACTURING Grand Final
A pupil from Cheadle Hulme School works out the cost of their prototype model
About the day The materials used on the day were designed to refl ect the products offered by Premier Foods and to give the young people taking part a good understanding of the range of jobs available within the Food manufacturing sector. Each school team – made up of eight pupils – was asked to consider each pupils’ respective skills and qualities and choose a specifi c job role which included Managing Director, Finance Director, Sales and Marketing Manages, Manufacturing Manager, Design Engineer, Logistics Manager and Quality Controller. Teams were then challenged to design a new cake or dessert to coincide with the Commonwealth Games 2014. Pupils also
had to design and build a Delicate Object Transporter (DOT) to safely transport eggs around the factory fl oor. These were tested out in front of the dragons to make sure that no eggs were broken in the process. Pupils were also asked to consider Health & Safety when designing their DOT, completing a risk register assessing the potential risks of the DOT operating around the work place. Throughout the day the teams also had to design a company brand, complete fi nancial tasks and meet with an industry ‘Consultant’ to get feedback on their product. Premier Foods also hosted a Taste Testing session where pupils were tested on their ability to recognise different
fl avours and asked to consider this when designing their product. Each team was then required to pitch their ideas to a panel of industry experts, made up of business partners from each heat, in a ‘Dragons Den’ style presentation. The judging of the event was based on each team’s ability to follow the brief and their progress was monitored throughout the day. Points were awarded for the completion of key tasks along with teamwork, use of initiative, problem solving and other enterprising qualities.
Balshaws CE High School get started on designing their new dessert for Premier Foods
A pupil from St Edwards College accepts their prize for achieving Outstanding Individual
The teams get ready for the Taste Testing hosted by the Premier Foods volunteers The runners up from Clitheroe Royal Grammar School get a photo with the business partners
Clitheroe Royal Grammar School pitch their Commonwealth Cake idea to the Dragons
The students from Loreto Grammar School meet with the Customer Consultant to get feedback on their cake product
Schools in Attendance Balshaws CE High School Leyland Cheadle Hulme School Cheadle Clitheroe Royal Grammar School Clitheroe Eaton Bank Academy Congleton Loreto Grammar School Altrincham Malbank School Nantwich
Thomas Telford School test out their DOT for the Premier Foods volunteers
Middleton Technology College Middleton Millom School Millom Notre Dame Catholic College Liverpool
Malbank School get advice from a volunteer from Premier Foods about their cake design
St Aidan’s CofE Technology College Poulton le Fylde St Edwards College Liverpool The Mosslands School Wirral The Radclyffe School Oldham Thomas Telford School Telford Upton by Chester High School Chester Whitehaven School Whitehaven
The winning team from Notre Dame Catholic College celebrate their success
Witton Park High School Blackburn
And the winners were… First Place - Notre Dame Catholic College Second Place - Clitheroe Royal Grammar School Outstanding Individual - Emily Drurie, St Edward’s Catholic College Outstanding Individual - Marcus Bancroft, St Aidan’s CE Technology College Outstanding Individual - Holly Evans, Whitehaven School
About PREMIER FOODS Premier Foods produce some of Britain’s best loved brands, including Ambrosia desserts, Batchelors convenient meals, Bisto gravy, Hovis bread, Loyd Grossman sauces, Mr. Kipling cakes, OXO stocks and Sharwood’s Asian foods. Premier Foods’ vision is to be the
“Best in British Food”, priding themselves on championing British farmers and sourcing as many ingredients, goods and services from UK suppliers as possible. Employing 9,000 people at over 35 sites across the country, supporting British jobs is key to Premier Foods policy.
Last year, over 98% of UK households bought a Premier Foods product with the chances being that the majority of people living in Britain will have a Premier Foods item in their kitchen cupboards.
Summary and Key Points • 94% of the pupils in attendance rated the day overall as between “Excellent” and “Good” (61% marked “Excellent”, 34% marked “Very Good” and 5% marked “Good”). • 87% of the pupils attending felt that the day had given them a better understanding of the types of jobs available within the manufacturing sector • 76% said that Make It had improved their perception of careers within the manufacturing sector
• 62% said that they would consider working in the manufacturing sector in the future • 100% of the teachers rated the day as between “Excellent” and “Good” (33% marked “Excellent”, 59% “Very Good” and the remaining 12% “Good”). • 92% confirmed that they would recommend careers in the sector to “all their pupils” with the remaining 8% recommending manufacturing to the high achievers.
Quotes from PUPILS:
Quotes from Teachers:
• “I didn’t know much about manufacturing before Make It and now I do”
• “Thanks, the events are always excellent. Good to see industry represented!”
• “There’s more to it than just factories”
• “The concept is fantastic”
• “I know what manufacturing is really about and I really enjoyed being involved in it”
• “Great competition, very well run. Will definitely participate again!”
• “Before I did Make It I didn’t realise how broad and complex the jobs in manufacturing are” • “It’s much more interesting than I expected” • “I see manufacturing in a more creative way”
• “An excellent well run event. Very valuable to the students” • “Excellent opportunity for students” • “Very effective team building day that gives pupils a different range of skills outside of school”
• “I thought it was really boring but now I think it is very flexible in the roles that are available”
• “It gets pupils thinking about Engineering as a career and the events develop team work and leadership skills”
• “Today made me think more about going into manufacturing”
• “The competition, as always, was wonderful”
Quote from Graham Paterson, Group Manufacturing Excellence Manager at Premier Foods “Premier Foods is a Great British food company with a passion for creating the taste the British love. We take pride in the fact that over 80% of our ingredients and packaging is sourced from UK-based businesses and supporting Make It fully aligns with our aim to be the Best in British Food. Manufacturing is a vital element to the future health of our economy and we need to encourage, inspire and nurture future talent for the whole industry. We are all very proud to be part of the Make It campaign.”
The volunteers that participated in the day were: Graham Paterson Ruth Thorp Richard Giles Claire McNamara John Aldridge Sarah Black Nicola Crowther Chris Wilkinson
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