Friday 14th December 2018

Unilever 'Bright Futures' Programme

Fazakerley High School was invited to enter a team of 4 pupils from year 10 in a Challenge, which was to be judged by industry leaders and which lead to a Unilever-accredited award.

Their challenge was to 'create a product that encouraged children in third world countries to wash their hands'

The school team recently visited the Unilever site where they participated in workshops and activities. Pupils also had the chance to visit a range of departments across the company enabling them to understand the variety of processes involved in the production of Unilever products.

Pupils were set a project brief, and were required to present their work to Unilever staff at a judging and celebration event on site at a later date.

Pupils also have the option of entering their project work into the National Big Bang Science and Engineering Competition heats at Big Bang North West in 2017.

Glyn Roberts, Director R&D Hair Care at Unilever, had this to say:

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for participating in the Unilever Bright Future programme in Port Sunlight . Your students were truly an inspiration, and a credit to your school – it was a pleasure to meet so many bright, enthusiastic young men and women. We can't wait to see what they create to solve the challenges set! If the immediate ideas were anything to go by, they will be quite something!"

Thank you to Ali and the team at allaboutstem.co.uk for organising such a beneficial programme for our pupils.

Well Done to our pupils Sean McCormick, Sophie Bell, John Risley and Leah Boyle.