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Sutton Coldfield Grammar School’s Company Programme Success

Students from Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls have seen the fruits of their labour recognised as their hand manufactured tie-dye products proved to be a big hit at regional trade shows.

Guided by Mondelez International employee Kathryn Broome, the students worked to develop DyeMentions as part of the Company Programme. DyeMentions produces unique scarves and t-shirts by hand-dying the products and adding buttons sourced from St Giles’ charity shops.

Kathryn works in research and development at the global snack provider’s Bournville site and has worked as a business adviser with Young Enterprise for the past five years.

She said: “This year we chose to approach the project differently, and I have been mentoring last winners who have in turn been passing on knowledge to the current students.

“Mondelez International places a great deal of importance on enabling its employees to inspire local young people about the world of work, so it’s great that the girls have responded to this task so well.

“Supporting them through the project is extremely rewarding. I’m able to see the girls grow in confidence and develop business skills, and alo show them that careers in manufacturing can b exciting and fulfilling.”

Dawn Grossett, link teacher at Sutton Coldfield Grammar School fir Girls added: “I’d like to thank Kathryn once again for her continuing support. Five years is a huge commitment and we’re extremely grateful that she chooses to share her business expertise with our students year on year.

“The new style introduced this time around has obviously been successful as the girls have been nominated for a Journey Award, which celebrates their development through the scheme.

“They have also been offered retail space inside one of ASDA’s superstores, and I’m sure they will all go on to great success in their chosen fields.”

Young Enterprise in the West Midlands is supported by The Cadbury Foundation.