By Chris Greenhalgh :
For the second year running PEM has been involved with the national enterprise competition, the Lionheart Challenge, mentoring young people in business skills.
This year, Vicky Greenhalgh was invited to be a judge at the first ever Mini Lionheart Challenge, following the success of the annual event for over 30,000 Key Stage 4 students from across the UK.
The Mini event for Key Stage 2 children involved judging 22 teams who, with the support of trained business coaches, were asked to design an educational toy or game for pre-school children.
They had to brainstorm for ideas, agree on the best product, USPs and finances as well as make a prototype and finally present to the judges and an audience of over 200.
Vicky said “The event was a real eye-opener seeing some very talented youngsters and it was really difficult choosing a winning team amongst so many eager participants. In the end it was the team who all the judges believed had sprinkled the right amount of magic dust on their idea to make it an all round winner.”
“These events are key to our CSR and the value of giving something back to the community can never be underestimated”.
For more on the Lionheart Challenge see: www.fla.uk.com.