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Barnsley Academy young entrepreneurs take Product Design Award at local enterprise challenge

A team of young enterpreneurs from Barnsley Academy made their mark at this year’s ‘I Know I Can Big Challenge’ competition, winning the award for best product design. 

Run by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, the local enterprise event challenged pupils from primary and secondary schools across the area to develop and run their own businesses.

At Barnsley Academy, over 90 Year 10 students took part over a six-month period, with three teams making it through to last month’s finals at Barnsley Civic, where they had to pitch their ideas to a Dragon’s den style panel of judges.

Receiving the Product Design Award were Crate-Ives – a quintet comprising Amalie, Laura, Lucy, Jared and Tori, who produced their own amazing hand decorated boxes and crates.

Also attending the finals were Make and Shake – a threesome making milk shakes, with all profits being donated to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, and Scribble Art, which produced colouring books. 

Commenting on the students’ success, Julie Broomhead, Head of Business and Computing at Barnsley Academy, said: 

“A big well done to all of our extremely talented and hard-working finalists - they’re a real credit to Barnsley Academy and a great inspiration to all of us.” 

For further information about this press release, please contact Nigel Barber on 07590 806 143.

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BARNSLEY ACADEMY GIVES SHOW-STOPPING PERFORMANCE

Barnsley Academy joined with other Yorkshire schools including Sheffield Park and Sheffield Springs Academies and their local primary schools for two show-stopping performances. 

Last week’s evening performances of ‘Celebrating Difference’ were received with rapturous applause by sold-out audiences at Barnsley Academy.

The production was one of the centre-pieces of United Learning’s Cultural Festival, which takes inspiration from BBC Ten Pieces. The Festival, which is part of the Group’s commitment to deliver an Education with Character, seeks to unlock students’ creativity and inspire them to try new things.  Across the country, United Learning students are being introduced to new types of music and art forms and asked to develop their own creative responses.

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