Enterprising Yorkshire pupils test their skills at Leeds Met
The event saw the Year 12 students come together for the conclusion of what is one of many on-going projects between the University's Access and Widening Participation team and schools and colleges across the region.
The programme, which was held in collaboration with the Leeds Metropolitan's Carnegie Faculty, culminated in a number of the pupils competing in an enterprise challenge with a focus on sport.
Sean Dirrane, a Widening Participation Projects Officer at Leeds Met, said: "The test the students faced was to come up with an idea for a product that would encourage young people to get outside and be healthy and active. They then had to design packaging for that product and devise a marketing plan as well as filming a short advert for it. We had some great ideas from the students involved, and they all put a lot of energy and hard work into their proposals.
"The key focus of our University residential programmes is to reach out to pupils from Yorkshire schools and provide them with opportunities to develop awareness of higher education while giving them a platform where they can build on their confidence and gain employability skills."
The institutions which took part included Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College; Carlton Bolling College; De Warenne Academy; The Brooksbank School; Ralph Thoresby High School; Pudsey Grangefield School; Farnley Academy; Roundhay School; Temple Moor High School; The Morley Academy; Kirkby Stephen Grammar School and Belle Vue Girls School.