On Monday 18th April, Longfield Academy was pleased to host two sessions of the Chamber Challenge. The overall aim of the Challenge was to encourage teamwork and creativity.

Approximately 240 Year 9 and Year 10 students attended during the day. They rose to the team challenge well to produce a business outline plan centred upon a sustainable enterprise idea. One theme was to create an item for an imaginary festival the other was to recycle the festival waste. Teams were tasked with appointing a team leader, a presenter and a model. Each team gave a pitch for the company idea, which was judged by the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce. The students came up with some unique and innovative plans. Members of Longfield staff and Gillingham Community Trust were on hand to manage the event and assist students.

The Chamber Challenge is part of the “Bridging the Gap” initiative by the British Chambers of Commerce- A massive thank you to all concerned for making the day a success.