Black Country Chamber Supports Express & Star Competition for Local School Students

17 Jul 2018

Published in: Black Country Chamber of Commerce News

Nieve Elkington aged 8 receiving the award for her international trade advertBlack Country Chamber of Commerce were delighted to support the successful Express & Star 2018 ‘Design An Ad' school competition.

As part of their involvement, the Chamber asked local students from New Invention Junior School to design an advert to encourage businesses to trade internationally.

Julie Cunningham, President of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, commented: "We were delighted with the standard of entries from the primary school students. They really understood the brief and used their imagination to create fantastic artwork. It was great to meet the winner last Tuesday, Nieve Elkington who is only aged 8, she deserved the recognition she received at the Awards presentation and her prize. The Chamber is committed to getting more involved with young people in the local area, as we understand the importance of working with the next generation workforce."

The Chamber wanted to add a little extra to the competition, so as well as the prize from the competition, the Chamber is taking 22 of the students from the school that were selected by the Chamber as finalists, as well as the winner, on a trip. The trip is to Sky Studios in London, where the students will learn how all about making a TV programme and will make their own production on the day, as well as have a tour of the facilities.

Julie added: "We hope this opportunity will inspire some of the students to engage with business more and give them the opportunity to look at a career option in the media that they may not have realised about."

The Chamber would like to thank the Express and Star for organising the competition, and for the great presentation evening at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre. In addition, huge thanks go to all the students and teachers at New Invention Junior School for their entries.

This initiative supports the wider Young Chamber vision of the Chamber, for more information about this and how you can get involved, please visit  

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