On Thursday 13 July, The Discovery Museum played host to the BIG PIE Challenge graduation and awards ceremony.
The competition, which is run by The PIE Project Charity, was held across the North East of England. The first round of the enterprise competition involved over 1600 pupils who took part in STEM and enterprise-based activities. Seven schools fought off fierce competition to go through to the second stage which involved creating, developing and selling their own products, and completing a formal qualification.
The graduation and awards ceremony was an opportunity to celebrate the pupils’ wonderful achievements. Speakers included Bill Midgley OBE, HM Lord Lieutenant Susan Winfield OBE, Steve Gittins, Rob Kleiser, Dean Jackson, Barbara Gubbins CBE DL, Imran Khaliq, Andrew Hodgson OBE and Sir John Hall. Businesses, schools and communities came together to applaud the successes and enjoy a wonderful afternoon tea. The top three enterprising schools in the North East were revealed as Richard Coates C of E Middle School, Ayresome Primary School and Kibblesworth Academy.
The PIE Project Charity is wholly dependent upon donations to deliver its work.