Nuclear Management Partners “Make it Enterprising” Challenge

 We sent a team of eight year 9 pupils to NMP’s 2014 challenge day at Energus. Chosen from pupils who achieved the best Design Technology levels in year 8, the team consisted of Oliver Dustin, Harry Guise, Ben Hammond, Jonathan Downes, Anna Irving, Abbie Fletcher, Annie Doran and Sarah Butchart.

At the challenge, they were each allocated a role as a senior member of a company bidding to provide a new nuclear power station with additional 'green' generation capacity on the West Coast of Cumbria. The team comprised the managing director, chief finance officer, head of PR and two designers, all of whom were given their own individual briefs. The £50,000 concept budget was split between PR proposals, safety fines and the design model, all elements having a cost. In addition, the programme for the construction of the generation facility (over 15 a year period) had to be drawn up, taking into account whether elements could be run in parallel and the penalties for overrun and bonuses for early completion.