Students presented to minister

Michael Gove meets Stephanie Rodford, Jesse Thachie and teacher Deborah Gockelen from Milton Keynes Academy and Rebecca Myrie from Audi UK
Michael Gove meets Stephanie Rodford, Jesse Thachie and teacher Deborah Gockelen from Milton Keynes Academy and Rebecca Myrie from Audi UK
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STUDENTS from Milton Keynes got the chance to present their projects to a Cabinet minister.

Students Stephanie Rodford and Jesse Thachie from Milton Keynes Academy, have been working on projects with Audi UK as a part of a Business in the Community (BiTC) scheme linking schools with businesses.

The students presented their work to Education Secretary Michael Gove at the BiTC Business Class National Symposium at Goldman Sachs in London under the proud gaze of teacher Deborah Gockelen.

Audi UK challenged year 9 to design merchandising material for a range of its cars. The team, including Audi’s advertising agency BBH, and undergraduates on placements, brought a new dimension to English lessons at the school in Fulwoods Drive, Leadenhall. Students understood the complexities in developing persuasive language and promoting a brand.

Year 11s were encouraged to improve attendance by earning rewards for Prom night. The scheme ran over four weeks with competition to win goodies.