Year 9 English students excel in Live regeneration project

A local organisation BEC (a property, development and regeneration company) based in West Cumbria operate a unique profit for purpose model.

All profit they make is reinvested back into Allerdale and Copeland.

The company were invited into school to collaborate on a project to entice our year 9 students to present in a public platform. The company made the students aware of concepts such commerciality, sustainability and renewable energy; outlining that all proposed ideas should be realistic.

On the 4th July  the year 9 cohort participated in the regeneration project.

The students were tasked to plan and prepare a proposal and presentation. This was to support how they would regenerate their local area. This was an exciting opportunity for many of our year 9 students.

Two rounds of the competition were carried out.

The winners of the first round were:

Team 1- Keiran Stephenson, Casey Lee Minshaw, Luke Whalen, Oliver Mcgee,

Team 2- Kai Simmons and Regan Jackson

The winners of the second round were:

Lia Challenger, Adam Porter, Olivia Hornakova, Nadia Penn.

The second team were particularly impressive. The BEC team offered all members involved the opportunity to present their proposed idea to industry professionals!

Within the final feedback, BEC’s comments included: ‘The idea is futuristic and could stand against some of the greatest minds in the industry’

This collaboration did not only allow a platform for public speaking, but also offered insight into the world of work; enabling the students to have a voice and opinion regarding the development of their local area. It was very evident that this topic was very important to all.

Well done to all of our Year 9 students involved. You were a credit to the school and yourselves!

Miss Mason and The English department.