Level 2 students win top prize at regional competition


Some of our Level 2 students recently took part in Green for Go, a competition run by First and PNE. This involved working in groups to devise a solution to a problem faced by one of four local business start ups. Staff from FIRST delivered workshops in the college which culminated in each group pitching their idea to a group of judges, including a representative from one of the businesses and Jonathan Newton, Vice Principal of the College. Three groups were chosen to go forward to the grand final held at the Discovery Museum in Newcastle on 13th February.

At the final, the groups competed against teams from three other North East colleges. They all did amazingly well and one of our teams, made up of Joshua Ballantyne, Kay Hart, Helena Knight and Devon Leeson, succeeded in going through to the final round when they pitched to an audience of over 100 people, made up of staff and students from other colleges and local business representatives. Speaking clearly and with confidence, they presented their idea to the room and after a tense wait, were announced the winners! What a brilliant achievement!

The competition was a fantastic experience for all involved. The students developed their presentation and teamwork skills and increased their knowledge about sustainability and entrepreneurship. The students’ confidence and self-belief increased throughout the competition. Well done to all who took part and especially our worthy winners!