Can your pupils be our next Apprentices?
A FREE one-day marketing challenge using French or Spanish and hosted at Durham and Newcastle Universities for more able and talented pupils.
To complete a series of language based tasks; using all four skills and produce a short voice over for an advert for one of the region’s tourist attractions.
The winning team will be hired and their advert shared with the visitor attraction and on social media. The other teams will all be fired!
Schools may send one or two teams of 5 pupils from Y9/10.
The Spanish language day will be hosted at Durham University on 20 June.
The French language day will be hosted at Newcastle University on 27 June.
Both days begin at 0930 and conclude at 1500. Lunch is provided.
We are limited by space in both venues and early application is strongly recommended.
You can register for the Spanish event at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-spanish-apprentice-tickets-45682537700
0930 Welcome and overview, health and safety
0935 Challenge 1 (ice breaker)
1000 Watch English version of The Auckland Project
The Auckland Project is a multi million pound investment in Bishop Auckland in County Durham. It needs to share news of its tourism offer to audiences across the world to help attract visitors to the town.
1005 Challenge 2 – Customer service
Look at feedback from customers and prepare a short reply in ENGLISH to a message of complaint and one complimenting the company. Marks awarded to each team (10 points for best response – 1 point)
1040 – 1050 Comfort break
1050 Challenge 3 – Thinking of the consumer
What services does a business need to provide? Watch UBISOFT video and play word bingo.
1115 Pupils will view television adverts: Groups to undertake two translation exercises; one French to English and one English to French.
1200 – 1240 Lunchtime
1245 Challenge 4 – Making the ad
Pupils will use a powerpoint template to create an advert. Dictionary and language support from Ambassadors and staff.
1355 Pupils to use flipchart sheets to write down benefits of foreign language skills, why linguists are more employable etc.
1410-1430 Completed adverts are shown and judging undertaken. (Each judge ranks 1-5. Team with most points scores 40, second 35, third 30, fourth 25, fifth and sixth 20 and the rest 15 points).
1430 Feedback and close
- Teachers may register 1 or 2 groups of 5 pupils from year 9/10
- Pupils must be currently studying French and have sufficient ability to undertake the days' events
- At least one DBS cleared teacher must accompany groups at a ratio of 1:10 or less
- Your registration is not confirmed until you have received an email confirmation
- Teachers must submit attendee information including dietary and other special requirements as requested in order to complete a suitable risk assessment
- Late cancellation, after 12 noon on June 13th 2018 will incur a £50 administration fee. The event is otherwise completely free of charge
If you wish to register for the Spanish version of the event at Durham University on June 20th 2018, go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-spanish-apprentice-tickets-45682537700