Freeston pupils fired up for Apprentice challenge

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The search is on for the next Freeston Academy apprentice.

Now an annual fixture, The Freeston Apprentice, for year nine students aims to build skills and experience in the world of business and enterprise.

And it is run on similar format to that of the BBC TV programme where students are put into teams and are set weekly challenges.

A record number of students have signed up to take part this year with more than 60 completing the first challenge.

Jo Braham, Business and Enterprise Associate at The Freeston Academy, said: “Both staff and students look forward to the launch of The Freeston Apprentice every year.

“The nine week competition plays a big part in our extended curriculum for year nine’s, and every year we see our students develop in confidence and make new friendships, whilst gaining enterprising skills.”

The first task involved pupils getting prizes for a raffle from local businesses then selling tickets to teachers, family and friends.

The six competing teams raised £1600 which will be used throughout the remainder of the competition to fund the remaining challenges, rewards for individual outstanding performance and prizes for the finalists and overall winner.

If any businesses are interested in supporting the project contact Jo Braham on 01924 302560.