Middle schools from across Worcestershire took part in the first ever Greenest Town Possible Competition, with the final hosted at Faun Zoeller’s facilities in Redditch.
The Greenest Town Possible competition encouraged middle school students to think about how they would build the Greenest Town possible, factoring in variables like transport, energy generation, waste management and much more.
The final took place at Faun Zoeller’s Redditch premises with three teams shortlisted from St Bede’s Middle School and Aston Fields Middle School, all attending to present their Green Town. Each team produced a model of their town and also prepared a presentation on how they would run their Green Town.
The students were then also given an exclusive tour of the facility to understand how the various aspects of Faun Zoeller’s business operates.
The presentations were judged by a series of business professionals from Worcester Bosch and Excool, both involved with the Inspiring Worcestershire programme to help create the county’s future workforce.
Both the winning team from Aston Fields and the other finalists were celebrated and commended by the business judges for their professional and thoroughly prepared presentations and models for how they would build a sustainable town of the future.
One of the team’s from St Bede’s Middle School, added: ” This opportunity gave all of us the chance to progress and develop our future generations, all for the better. The project gave us confidence in our future skills at presenting in front of an audience and modelling under pressure. Overall, we enjoyed this experience and loved making our model and reports. We have learnt a lot about the environment and each other. This helped us learn more about job opportunities for when we are older, and we were enlightened to many of the careers that we can do linked to a greener future. We thank you for the opportunity”
Judy Gibbs, Director of Skills for the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: ” I am thrilled to celebrate the final of our Greenest Town Possible competition and want to congratulate all our finalists for their hard work.
“As part of our wider Inspiring Worcestershire delivery, this competition has helped get young students thinking about sustainability and how they can apply it to real world issues. I would also like to thank our business judges and host Faun Zoeller, without businesses supporting our work, we cannot help young people to prepare for the world of work. We are always looking for more employers to support our work and if you’re interested in volunteering your support, please contact the team.”
To find out more about the Inspiring Worcestershire programme and how your business could help create its future workforce, please contact the Worcestershire Growth Hub team using the details below.
Phone – 01905 677888
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