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On 5th & 6th March students from Joseph Chamberlain 6th Form College & Golden Hillock School will let their creative juices flow at a fun two-day enterprise event delivered by social enterprise Working Knowledge. 
The 15 and 16 year old students will get the opportunity to develop new business ideas with the support and advice of volunteers from a range of locally-based employers.
The students at Joseph Chamberlain 6th Form College & Golden Hillock School will work in teams to create innovative new products or services, develop their business plan and present it to a panel of volunteer business experts for a chance to win cash prizes or be spotted as an ‘outstanding individual’ in the eyes of the local employers. 
Working Knowledge is passionate about creating chances for young people to open doors into employment. Every year they ensure thousands of students get an opportunity to learn from and build contacts with hundreds of local employers. 
Employers have offered jobs, work experience or apprenticeships as a result of meeting young people at Working Knowledge events. 
99% of all volunteer business experts agree that Working Knowledge events ‘prepare young people for the workplace’ and develop students’ employability skills such as communication, presentation, teamwork and general business knowledge.
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Congratulations to Ahmed! He was the lucky winner of the £50 prize for filling out a questionnaire on our Open Day. All participants' names were put into a hat with the winner being picked by an Assistant Principal. As you can see, it was Ahmed's lucky day! Here he is receiving his prize from Elly Tobin, Principal of the College.
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It's that time of the year again here at Joseph Chamberlain - Respect Week! Here's what a handful of students and staff had to say about the importance of Respect this time last year. Respect week special, Student Voice
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A selection of photos taken from our 2013 prospectus
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Congratulations to Gary! He was the lucky winner of the £50 prize for liking our facebook page (this competition was open to current students only). All participants' names were put into a hat with the winner being picked at random by an assistant principal. Here's Gary receiving his prize from Elly Tobin, Principal of the College.
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Here's the Birmingham Mail article reporting our students' efforts  in raising £810.22 for a new Cancer Centre. Details of the fundraising can be found in a post lower down our page. 
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JCC STUDENTS RAISE MONEY FOR NEW CANCER CENTRE!

A group of second year Vocational Business Studies students at Joseph Chamberlain College took to fundraising in order to raise money for the Children’s Cancer Centre Appeal set up by Birmingham Children’s Hospital. The students raised an astounding £810.22 for the charity. 

 The fundraising, which took two months to plan, took place during Monday the 5th to Friday the 9th of November. Fundraising included a staff car wash and a charity disco; the disco itself brought the most success to the funds by raking in over £320. Other activities included selling homemade food to the college community and a FIFA 2013 video game tournament. 
The original purpose of the entire project was purely for the students Edexcel Coursework; however, as time went on, it became more about raising money for those in need rather than producing a good grade. So it was no wonder why both the students and their tutor were impressed at the end result of their efforts. 

As part of their event planning, the young entrepreneurs were given the opportunity to visit the Birmingham Children’s Hospital where they were able to meet the people who they would be helping. The trip was organised by the head of educational fundraising, Justine Cleary. Ms Cleary was very impressed with the group’s work saying, “They’ve worked tremendously hard and it’s good to see how inspired they were, they were amazing especially after having a tour of the hospital as they understood the hospitals vision and saw value in their work.”

The students thought the task was enjoyable after it was fulfilled and were glad with the win-win situation.   One student, Mohammad Dana Miah, felt inspired by the whole task: “I learnt a lot of life skills and I am glad I was given the opportunity to help make a difference.”

Another student, Mohammad Helal Miah, was impressed with the entire teams’ efforts, he also mentioned that the money that was raised “Cannot compare with what we’ve learnt, I’ll remember this for the rest of my life.”
The tutors involved; Wassim Arif, Gill Slater and Danny Pardoe, are proud of their students’ achievements and have been quoted as saying: “The task started out as coursework but morphed into something more than getting good grades, rather it became more about making a difference.”

The £810.22 raised by the college would go towards helping the Birmingham Children’s Hospital fulfil their aims of providing new beds, adding ensuite bathrooms, creating more spacious bed areas for extra comfort and privacy, thus ensuring all cancer patients are treated in one area of the hospital. The hospital also aims to make a ‘home from home’ where children can play, learn and enjoy family visits. By building a welcome parents’ room, the hospital aims to provide a cosy retreat for all the family, all of which will be part of the world class Cancer Centre. 


Written by Ayesha Laylah Williams-Bhatti

Photo Credit: Danny Pardoe
Left to Right: Suliman Khan, Muna Said, Justine Cleary, Omar Safi, Helal Miah, Dana Miah
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Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College, Birmingham, is now on Google+
The Official page for Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College
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Located a short distance away from Birmingham City Centre, Joseph Chamberlain College is one of the few colleges in the UK to be a recipient of the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Further & Higher Education and an outstanding (grade 1) classification from OfSTED.