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Long Road English students win Cambridge University Press competition

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THE WINNING TEAM LEFT TO RIGHT: RHIANNA DONNELLY, FRANCES STARLING, SHAUNA WRIGHT, YASMIN LOMBARDI, GREGG ANTIPUESTO, TOM DAWSON AND JOSIE MELVIN

THE WINNING TEAM LEFT TO RIGHT: RHIANNA DONNELLY, FRANCES STARLING, SHAUNA WRIGHT, YASMIN LOMBARDI, GREGG ANTIPUESTO, TOM DAWSON AND JOSIE MELVIN

Cambridge University Press held an ‘Apprentice’-style competition on World Book Day this week – and the Long Road English A level and English GCSE team won!

The competition, which was also to get students thinking about publishing as a possible career, was to design a product for the new GCSE Computing course.

Teacher Zahra Amlani, who accompanied the students, comments on their winning performance:

“Tom Dawson and Josie Melvin showed excellent leadership skills as the commissioning editors. Shauna Wright and Yasmin Lombardi formulated an astute marketing strategy, Gregg Antipuesto displayed creative flair designing a mobile app with multiplayer capability, and Frances Starling and Rhianna Donnelly crunched the numbers to ensure the economic viability of the product.

“The judging panel chose Long Road as the winners against stiff competition from The Perse and Hills Road Sixth Form College, amongst others. Our students won a £30 book token and received a certificate. They showed ingenuity, business acumen and a great team spirit.”