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THE BIG PIE Friday Challenge
Posted by Primary Inspiration Through Enterprise on 16 Mar 2017
Following on from the enormous success of last years’ largest ever Enterprise, Engineering and Coding Education Challenge that involved over 1,000 pupils, 21 schools and 50 businesses this year is planned to be bigger and better. The BIG PIE Friday Challenge taking place on the morning of Friday 31st March will see primary schools from across Tyne & Wear, Durham and Darlington compete against one another.
Targeting 9, 10 and 11 year olds this unique, exciting and ambitious Challenge will engage inspire and educate future generations in enterprise and Science, Technology, Engineering, Enterprise and Maths (STEEM) based activities.
Donations made by local organisations including Gainford Group enable the BIG PIE Friday Challenge to be delivered for free to schools within three stages. The first being two timed activities, one engineering and another Coding based, on the morning of the 31st March to schools across the North East that have signed up. Five schools from each area that are the quickest at completing the tasks will go through to the second stage where they will each undertake a full day of enterprise. The students will plan, create and sell something with support from local businesses, complete a formal qualification and then be judged purely on the profit they make. The Challenge will ultimately culminate in an awards ceremony within Newcastle in June 2017.