My Apprentice Experience
By Lucy Satur The winner of Carleton’s Apprentice 2013
At Carleton Community High School, all students in year 9 & 10 were given the chance to enter The Apprentice 2012. Myself and 21 other individuals took this opportunity on board and committed ourselves to the tasks that lay ahead. On the first day, I could see the excitement on everybody’s faces as they got a taste of what to expect. As the days and weeks passed confidence and skills, such as teamwork, leadership and fairness, grew. One skill that I have personally picked up along the journey is looking at things from other people’s point of view and how they look at a task differently to you. I found this useful in the “I’m A Teacher Get Me Out Of Here” event, which was held in our new school theatre. Another skill, is going out of your comfort zone to get the things you want. I soon realised that if you want something, or you have a goal, you have to go ahead and do what is necessary and not hold back.
The main skills you need to be a young apprentice are; being a confident leader who won’t hold back from speaking the truth; being reliable and punctual for meetings and completing the task set to the best of your ability. If you keep these 3 in mind, you are already on the road to success.
Winning the apprentice has made me much more confident in myself and my work and I am more willing to try new things and aim for new heights. I now feel like I have a path to follow in my career in business. It has given me the boost I needed, to know that I am successful, and can be a lot more successful in the future. I can see more doors opening for me later on in life, and it’s thanks to this rare chance I had, and with help of the willing staff members and special guests, Richard Gatfield (head chef at Fox and Hound) and Dom Smith (founder of Soundsphere Magazine).
Who will be Carleton's Apprentice 2012/13?
The winner of The Apprentice 2012/2013 is
LUCY SATUR-9 MCL
Prize of a tablet kindly donated by Alamo Business Systems
Prize of I-Pod Shuffle kindly donated by WDH
Prize of Voucher from CCHS
The standard of talent this year has been outstanding and they have all receieved certificates and prizes.
A student's thoughts
I thoroughly enjoyed The Apprentice. The immensely creative challenges we have been through were amazing. I learned the most from the mistakes I made but there weren't many, thanks to everyone's support. The restaurant we had was a hit, I'd hope to bring it back. Being the best isn't the most important thing to do, it's how you work with others. Take up the challenge and it's sure to change your life. Thank you!!
On Monday 26th November the Apprentice candidates were given the task of creating an article about what it takes to be a young entrepreneur. They had the chance to meet Dom Smith - a young businessman from York who has started his own music magazine that now sells world wide and quiz him about what has made him so successful. The evening was very inspirational and all the candidates enjoyed meeting Dom.
After gaining some advice on how to write a good article they asked some very challenging questions to produce some exceptional finished pieces. They are now eagerly awaiting to find out which article was judged to be the best by our enthusiastic guest.
The winning article was produced by team leader Amy Haigh with Lizzie Walsh, Amelia Tickle and Louise Stevenson.
Following its outstanding success last year, Carleton is once again running a series of challenges leading to the award of The Apprentice 2012.
Here are the candidates :-
Back row from left to right-Esther Bellwood, Rachel Dutton, Curtis Winfield, Emmerson Moody, Charlotte Dee, Abby Ward, Lizzie Walsh and Lucy Satur.
Middle Row L-R-Molly Heselgrove, Megan Bostock, Molly Wood, Amelia Tickle, Ellie Preece (The Apprentice Winner 2011) and Bethan Prosser.
Front Row (seated) L-R-Amy Haigh, Emily Carter, Emily McHale and Libby Hood.
Candidates not present in photograph are: Laura Burke, Tyla Sneap, Nathaniel Hemingway Clegg, Kate Heys, Louise Stevenson and Leah Champagnie.
One of them will be Carleton's Apprentice and over the next six weeks we will be testing their Enterprise Skills, where they will be working alongside people from business, leading to the grand final in the final week of this term. The event starts on Monday 12 November where Richard Gatfield, Chef at The Fox and Hounds, Newmillerdam Wakefield will be sharing his knowledge and expertise and setting a challenge for the candidates.
At the moment, the students involved have completed two tasks and are now on their third.
The first task was to create a starter and dessert, as demonstrated by Chef Richard Gatfield.
The winners of this task were:
Lucy Satur (Team Leader)
The second task involved swapping a paper clip for another item. The aim of which, was to see which team made the most swaps, have a final item of some value or unusual story behind it and create a plan of how they were going to go about swapping and who they were going to swap with.
The winners of the second task were:
The current task is to write an article about a very inspirational man from Yorkshire called Dom Smith. He won the Entrepreneurial of Excellence Award ( Disability) at the National Diversity Award.
Dom very kindly came in to answer questions from the candidates about his life, work and disability.
More tasks to come, with the final taking place on 18 December, where the candidates will be opening the school canteen as a restaurant for familes, friends, staff and students. The restaurant will have 50 covers and each candidate will be required to sell 2 tickets.
The restaurant will be led by Richard Gatfield as Head Chef and each candidate will have to apply for the jobs of Commis Chef, Sous Chef, Drinks Waiter, Food Waiter and Washer upper!
Kids teach Bradford leaders a thing or two
To see how our enterprise students are continuing to impress please click on the link below -
Solutions for the Planet
CONGRATULATIONS TO 'YOUTHS FOR YOU'-SOLUTIONS FOR THE PLANET FINAL AT THE PALACE OF WESTMINSTER
Emma Gibson Managing Director, Louise Stevenson Finance Director and Bethany Hinchcliffe Marketing and Advertising Director are Youths for You and have excelled in Enterprise after 6 months of hard work and commitment to their business idea and securing a place in the final at The Palace of Westminster on the 11th July 2012.
Yvette Cooper MP and Sir William O'Brien supported the girls and joined us at Westminster to help showcase their big idea to regenerate the High Street in Pontefract with a bright, vibrant Youth Shop where young people in the district can showcase their talent.
Youths for You presented their idea in front of an audience of 150 people including business and political figures and were outstanding. As a school we are extremely proud of their achievement for getting to the final 12 out of hundreds of entries across Yorkshire and Humberside. Well done girls!
Solutions for the planet fund raising
We are having a CD collection to raise money for the girls to represent our school at The Palace of Westminster. The PTFA have very kindly donated £250 for this but it is important the girls generate some money through fundraising as part of their business plan.
Any surplus will not only help them get to London but will lead to the next stage of their plan which is to have a Carleton Youth Night at MY PLACE-which is a state of the art youth centre due to open in Airedale. We are working with one of our sponsors Arriva Buses and with Andy Atkins WMDC, to get the ball rolling on this. If the money stretches it will also be used to enhance the Enterprise fund which will help support next years activities like The Apprentice and Solutions For The Planet. The girls will hopefully be having a stall at The Summer Fayre on 1st July to also promote their idea.
For the next two weeks classroom T5 will be the CD collection point and open every break for staff and learners. Anyone who brings an old CD in, will receive a raffle ticket and be entered into a prize draw. There are lots of prizes to be won with the main prize being an I-POD Nano which has been very kindly donated by Arriva Buses. The more CDs you bring the more chance you have of winning. We will then recycle the CDs to raise money.
Parents/carers can also support us by dropping off any unwanted CDs to reception for the attention of Miss Louise Finch. Please include your details (name, telephone number and any children in school) and you will also be entered you into our prize draw.
All CDs must have a barcode and be albums only (NO SINGLES or EPs please).
An album lists five or more songs or is over 25 minutes long.
DO NOT INCLUDE ITEMS WITH MISSING, BADLY DAMAGED ARTWORK, DISCS THAT ARE DAMAGED OR COPIED DISCS OR PROMOTIONAL CDS FROM NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES.
Solutions for the Planet
Fantastic news for three of our girls who entered the Solutions for the Planet competition. The girls - Beth Hincliffe, Louise Stevenson and Emma Gibson - have made it through to the regional final on 10th May at The University of York.
Their idea, to reinvent the high street and make disused shops into spaces for young people, is called 'Youths for You' and has the backing of the Pontefract Towns Trust and Wakefield Council. These girls are really opening up their circle of influence and have even had a letter from Westminster, which has helped secure this support.
They have worked extremely hard and within the next week have to re submit their powerpoint presentation and business plan.
The Summary from Big Ideas Day
Solutions for the planet - the next stage
All Year 9 learners who wish to take their big idea forward to earn the chance to attend the Royal Armouries on the 2 March, please complete the attached business plan. Upto 4 teams can be chosen and the decision will be made between CCHS staff involved in the project and Elaine and David from Partners in Innovation. Kevin Chippendale-Police (Education), has offered his support to any teams by email or by attending an after school session. Please let Miss Finch know if you require this support.
The powerpoint template can also be used but this is optional. Miss Finch is available after school up until the event, until 4.15pm on most school days (please let her know when you would like to attend) and Miss Wincott is available every lunchtime in her classroom. Miss Simpson is also available for support after school.
Remember -IF YOU CAN DREAM IT....YOU CAN DO IT!
The downloads are both available in two formats to suit the software you have available on your machine.
S4TP Complete Business Plan
S4TP Pupil Powerpoint Template
The Apprentice 2011 - Task 1
Congratulations to the following learners who were successful in their application for The Apprentice 2011. Georgia Bruce, Leah Champagnie, Jodie Crossley, Josh Davies, Alisha Jacques, Jason Lindsay, Libby Musther, Josh Poole, Ellie Preece, Kara Renshaw, Libby Sheard, Holly Westmoreland and Edward Whittleston.
This half term the Candidates will be involved in a series of tasks and challenges to test their Entrepreneurial Skills, leading to the grand final in December. The event began on Tuesday 1 November where Richard Gatfield of Rich and Fancy Cupcakes, delivered a cupcake workshop and in teams the candidates designed, decorated and sold their own cupcakes. Each candidate was observed by staff and business people who awarded the learners on their performance.
8 Nov - It was very tense in the boardroom this lunch but the winners of task 1 are:
Holly Westmoreland and Jason Lindsay-They're Hired!
The Apprentice 2011 - Task 2
For the second task the Apprentices were given the mission of producing and packaging beauty products, primarily Bath Bombs. The Apprentices, working in teams had to decide on the group to market the bombs to and decide the colours and fragrances that each market would buy. They then manufactured the bombs in one of the science labs, a very dusty affair as you can see. The teams also had to decide on the design of the packaging for their bombs to enhance their luxury appeal. During the week the Apprentices will be selling the bombs to achieve the best profit.
The bath bombs will make an excellent Christmas present with some unique designs such as the very attractive cake designs and the bath bomb asteroids for men.
The Apprentice 2011 - Task 3
In this weeks apprentice, Helen Savill from Wakefield College Skills Exchange came in to demonstrate how to perform a relaxing Head Massage. The Learners learnt a variety of movements that they could adapt and use to make up their own head massage. They will perform these on others during Friday lunchtime. Learners will be booking appointments for their massages throughout the rest of the week, with all donations going to Children In Need. Learners will be 'scored' by each of their clients on the quailty of their massage and over all experience, thus making this challenge largely focus on them showing their communciation, organsiational and marketing skills.
The Apprentice 2011 - The Grand Final
Apprentice Award PresentationMr Booth – Alamo Business Systems – and the successful Apprentice 2011
On Thursday 15 December the two teams-The Li'l Elves and The Santas, competed against each other in Wakefield to see who could raise the most money for The Cathedral Restoration Fund. The learners invested £20 per team, to make cards, gift tags, baked goodies and a variety of other activities were used to raise money.
They certainly spread their festive cheer over the shoppers and members of the public who were having Christmas Lunch in the Hall. A fabulous day was had by all and they raised over £100. Full article and photograph will be issued in Pontefract and Castleford Express Christmas Edition.
In the New Year, The Carleton Apprentice Winner will be announced......watch this space......
The Apprentice 2011 - The Awards
THE WINNER OF CARLETON'S APPRENTICE IS....SHE'S HIRED!
ELLIE PREECE - 10 CGN- Prize-IPOD Nano Touch kindly donated by Mr Andrew Booth-Alamo Business Systems
THE RUNNER UP IS......
HOLLY WESTMORELAND - 9 SR-Prize Mountain bike kindly donated by Business Studies Dept.
SPECIAL AWARD FOR LEARNER WHO HAS MADE THE MOST PROGRESS.....
JOSHUA DAVIES - 10 SCO-Prize High Street Vouchers
BIG CONGRATULATIONS FOR EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCES TO ALL WHO RECEIVED VOUCHERS