Young Apprentice Event 2017

Stockport Council hosted its sixth annual ‘Young Apprentice’ event at Edgeley Park on the 23th November 2017.

Young Apprentice Event 2017

The 14-19 Services team led an innovative task in the style of the Young Apprentice TV programme hosted by Lord Sugar.

Local secondary schools and colleges were invited to compete and there were 16 teams on the day. The task this year had a focus of the heritage of Stockport. It aimed to develop students’ team-work, presentation and business skills by creating a lantern trail that would teach teenagers more about the history of Stockport and its Underbanks.

The teams were asked to design, create, cost and pitch to a panel of judges. The lanterns producs had to expand and create more knowledge of Stockport Underbanks to 14 – 19 year olds. The students had to produce models of their product to demonstrate their ideas to the judges, using materials they had purchased from the supply centre.

The overall winner came from Hazel Grove High School, while Aquinas College were runners up. A special award for ‘the best lantern design’ went to a team from Werneth School. All the teams were recognised for their efforts on the day and all participants were presented with a medal for taking part.

Feedback from the event was really positive, with students saying: ‘The judging and team-based work was brilliant’ and that ‘the activity was fun and very well organised.’ Comments from teachers included: ‘Great atmosphere and high levels of engagement from all students with the activity’.

For further information contact 14-19 Services on: 0161 474 2350 or email