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Three Trust Schools reach finals of County Schools Challenge

Teams from Brooke Weston Academy, Corby Technical School and Corby Business Academy will be battling it out in the finals of the County Schools Challenge, when they will present innovative ideas on road safety.

The annual competition, which is run by Northants Police and Fire Service, focuses on a different issue that affects young people each year. Teams from schools are tasked to come up with innovative ideas and the winning one will become a reality.

The competition organisers said: ‘The County Schools Challenge aims to encourage students to think about the causes and consequences of people’s actions, and identify solutions or prevention strategies. The scheme recognises the valuable role that schools play in promoting messages that have a society-wide benefit and enables agencies to listen to and learn from young people.’

Brooke Weston Academy's team comprises Callum Slattery, Dylan Lewis, Callum Bloomfield and Stanley Evans. Their teacher, Adam Marriott, Lead Citizenship and RE teacher, said: ‘This team put forward a very solid presentation about road safety for 12-16 year olds and creating an idea that supports this. The boys want to create an app that shows safe places to cross the road with rewards if you do.'

Good luck to them and to our other Trust teams. If people want to go along to the final, which takes place at the Castle Theatre in Wellingborough on 9 July, tickets can be booked here.


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