Creative talents showcased during NLTG’s National Apprenticeship Week Interschool Competition

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National Apprenticeship Week (6th – 10th March) saw 10 local high schools showcase their creative talents in North Lancs Training Group’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ inspired competition.

Students took up the NLTG challenge to create a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party with outlandish recipes, table settings and an innovative cake stand to match. Winners from Walton-le-Dale High School (pictured), received a school trophy and iPads for each student.

Sue Mathers, Careers Coordinator from Walton-le-Dale High School, said “We are extremely proud of our students who worked so hard on their fantastic creative food and design ideas.  The competition was very challenging for them, but at the same time so much fun. I can honestly say that we all enjoyed every minute of the day.  Many thanks to the NLTG Tutors who were excellent at welcoming the students and facilitating the competition. We will definitely be back next year.”

NLTG is one of the largest providers of Apprenticeships in the area and developed the competition in celebration of National Apprenticeship Week. This is the 10th anniversary of National Apprenticeship Week, with events held across the country to highlight the lifetime benefits of gaining an Apprenticeship, their positive impact on business and the economy, and to encourage even more people to choose an Apprenticeship as the start of a great career.

Lesley Hudson, Senior Manager at NLTG, commented, “We wanted to create a National Apprenticeship Week event for local high schools where students could demonstrate their creative abilities, while further developing the skills employers seek; such as team working, planning and communication. The student creations were incredible and our congratulations go to winners Walton-le-Dale High School. We’re looking forward to seeing what next year’s ‘Charlie & The Chocolate Factory’ themed competition will bring!”

High schools who took part in the NLTG competition were: Walton- le-Dale High School (1st Prize winners), Coal Clough Academy (2nd Prize winners), Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic College (3rd Prize winners), Fearns Community Sports College, Mount Carmel Roman Catholic High School, Our Lady & St John Catholic College, Accrington Academy, Witton Park Academy, Burnley High School, and Pendle Vale College.