On Wednesday 2nd November five GCSE Product Design pupils had the opportunity to visit The Unilever Research and Development Port Sunlight Laboratory and saw what goes on behind the scenes from graphic and packaging design, to continuous production to scientific research.

Only 20 schools had the opportunity to be involved in this scheme from an incredible 50 applications and Broughton Hall were lucky enough to have a successful application due to the enthusiasm and dedication of staff and pupils alike.

Pupils were involved in workshops thought the day and loved the opportunity to see what real life is like in an industry environment. Pupils have been challenged to design and develop an idea for 'encoring children in developing countries to wash their hands before food and after the toilet'. The competition runs over a six month period where pupils work alongside Unilever and All About STEM to come up with a solution. First prize is for Unilever to make the designed product, money for STEM materials in school and the chance to work within Unilever for work experience!

So wish them luck in their journey!