|The Elvis Production workshop started as a cooperation between the vocational branch of Sophianum Gulpen, As Videregeande Skole, L.P. Francoise Dolto in Guise, HTG Ihlow and The Ridgeway School in Wroughton.The aims were for students to work together online to improve their English language skills – possibly aiming for external certificates – and for students to emulate industry by researching and designing a product/service that can be produced by students in another school or an outside organisation and then sold.The educational rewards for students apart from the fun they have enquiring and learning are:
In order to make that possible individual schools did a few things:
After the initial stage it soon became apparent that it would be difficult to realise all that without outside help and we asked ‘Jong Ondernemen’ of Nederland Young Entrepreneurs / Enterprise without borders for help. They then stepped in and met up with us in Nijswiller (NL) to get the first Multinational Student firm they know of started with a business plan. The roles were divided and work could start in the individual schools.This production project will last until the end of school year 2014-2015. Updated on what has happened will be published in the ‘News’ section.
The ELVIS Ridgeway School Student Workshop
31st March to 3rd April 2014
This workshop involved 55 students from 11 Schools across Europe. Students designed and made a product, including packaging and promotion, which would suit the shelves of John Lewis/Waitrose.
All products were presented to a panel including John & Charles Beyton Senior Managers from Waitrose/John Lewis and James Povoas the Associate Headteacher of The Ridgeway School.
The winning product was the rice snack in a cup “Rice to go!”