Pupils showcase business skills

Year Five pupils from Northstead School are pictured during a taster session for business and marketing skills at the University of Hull, Scarborough Campus.
Year Five pupils from Northstead School are pictured during a taster session for business and marketing skills at the University of Hull, Scarborough Campus.

YOUNGSTERS from a Scarborough school boosted their business acumen after taking part in a marketing event.

The 26 Year Five pupils from Northstead School were tasked with creating a product capable of helping elderly people in their day to day routine by lecturers at University of Hull Scarborough Campus Business School.

Designing a Helping Hand Robot which cleaned the house and a remote controlled Mobiliser to transport a person between floors of their home, the children also made an advertising poster to promote their product and were challenged to give a presentation on their product to a target audience.

They also linked up with fellow students at a similar event in Hull via a video conference to boost their understanding of the topic.

Teacher Sue Wilkinson said the task had provided the youngsters with a terrific insight into the business world.

She said: “This was a great event and definitely gave the pupils a good taste of university life and business skills.

“The link via video conference was a different twist and hopefully will give them ideas for their future careers.”

Catherine Mason, external business co-ordinator at Hull University Business School, added: “The pupils were able to be really creative and came up with some fantastic ideas.

“The business school is constantly working to raise aspirations and the understanding of university life with local schools and we are delighted that the pupils at this event were so engaged.”