Girl power triumphed at The Manufacturing Institute’s Make It Grand Final in Manchester.

The event was the culmination of 12 months of manufacturing Challenges across the North West thanks to funding from the Careers and Enterprise Company and individual sponsors.

Teams of 13 and 14 year olds from North Wales, Cheshire, Manchester, Lancashire and East and West Cheshire came together for a deeper challenge to test their teamwork and enterprise skills at Old Trafford Football Ground.

Despite having just five team members instead of eight, the winners were Penwortham Girls’ School who wowed the judges with their enthusiasm and creativity.

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A series of special Make It school challenges – part funded by the Careers and Enterprise Company – are having a big impact on convincing teenagers that manufacturing could be a career for them.

Run by The Manufacturing Institute, the North West Championship Make It heats were aimed at changing young peoples’ views of the sector.

Running alongside the Institute’s annual series of Make It challenges, which are sponsored by a range of manufacturing companies, more than 1,500 13 and 14 year-olds took part in hands-on events in Merseyside, Lancashire, Cumbria, Cheshire and Greater Manchester.

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