For the second year in a row, the Year 12 of Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar was tasked with the completion of a series of sector driven workshops at a business conference in Canterbury, Kent. Companies from the Private, Public, Start-Up and Voluntary sectors were all on hand to introduce specific challenges that pertained to their varying stages of development and expertise.
Within the surroundings of a professional setting, students were tasked with genuine industry problems and asked to find new and original solutions.
The standard of originality was incredibly high and elements of the work produced will be taken on by the employers to help with various campaigns in order to improve productivity and for general business planning. Although many of the students will have already selected the next steps in their educative lives, such an experience will still prove pivotal in raising expectations for what awaits when they finally enter into the world of work.
Huge congratulations to all of the students who showed such incredible aptitude and innovation on the day, and to the employers who gave up their invaluable time to encourage and coach the next generation of the UK’s workforce.