Year 10 pupils' battle to bring 2012 Olympics to Yorkshire

25th September 2008

<p>The 2012 Olympics may still be four years away but Year 10 pupils in West Yorkshire are firmly focussed on the event as part of a real-life business challenge.</p><p>The pupils are taking on the role of conference organiser as they vie to prepare a professional bid to bring a prestigious two-day conference to the region, and put Yorkshire on the map in the run-up to the London Olympics. </p><p>Students from Ryburn Valley High School, Sowerby Bridge and Calder High school are among 80 others taking on the role of conference organiser to compete in the Real Business Challenge. They will design a company logo and accurately cost overnight accommodation, catering and entertainment.</p><p>"The competition is designed to inspire and develop the region's future business leaders," the Halifax Courier proclaimed.</p><p>The newspaper also stated that only 12 schools will go through to the final stages of the competition.</p><p>The Real Business Challenge is part of the government's commitment to propagating enterprise among young people. The challenge has been developed by Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd who will choose the winning bid for a conference to be attended by 250 international Coca-Cola delegates.<br/><img alt="ADNFCR-1753-ID-18798106-ADNFCR" src="" /></p>