HAS YOUR SCHOOL GOT WHAT IT TAKES TO WIN THE ABP ANGUS YOUTH CHALLENGE?
ABP is one of the largest meat processing companies in the UK and Ireland and is one of Business in the Community’s Transformational members. For the fourth year, it is offering pupils aged 14-16 / in Years 11 & 12, the opportunity to win a comprehensive farm to fork skills development experience, commencing in the new academic year, September 2021.
The ‘ABP Angus Youth Challenge,’ offers a host of opportunities for teenagers at a crucial stage of their education to develop skills and knowledge of the agri-food industry in a fun and challenging way.
Who is this for?
This does not just appeal to pupils who are studying the GCSE in Agriculture & Land Use or considering a BTEC in Agriculture. This has clear relevance. But pupils taking part to date have come both from rural and city schools. They are interested in a variety of jobs and careers that the sector can offer from food science; production; veterinary science; finance & business management or food science & nutrition.
The competition will open in September for entries from schools, clubs, societies or groups of friends. There is flexibility to enter a team from an after-school club as well as from a particular class. More than one entry is accepted per school.
The supervising teachers in the participating schools have tended to come from within the science department or have had a family farming background. In some instances, it has been the pupils who have driven the entry because they have a farming connection or desire to get into the sector. However, you do not have to live on a farm to take part. ABP will assist with the placement of the prize calves on a suitable farm if required.
Find out what great things can happen when you take part in the ABP Angus Youth Challenge:
To help consider an entry in September and to register your interest now visit www.abpangusyouthchallenge.com