Pupils undertook and Apprentice-style challenge organising a family day out in Brighton.

Year 12 students at Debden Park High School have tested their skills as entrepreneurs, communicators and sales people. as part of the school's sixth form enrichment programme.

The challenge took on the style of tasks on the BBC show The Apprentice.

Deputy director of sixth form Laura Sandland-Jones said: "We wanted the opportunity for the students to push themselves outside their comfort zone and gave them an Apprentice-style task to create a day out for a family of four in Brighton.

"After initial planning in school we headed to Brighton where the students embraced the challenge and spent the day collecting research for their final presentation.

"Once they return to school after the half-term they will be presenting to the Sixth Form Leadership Team."

“We've had some fantastic entries over the last few years so are really looking forward to seeing what Year 12 produce!"

The challenge was part of year-long drive to give sixth form students the opportunity to develop skills outside of the classroom.

So far the students have been involved in a Macmillan coffee morning and have run charity events as part of the Galliard Homes Enterprise Project.

In the next few weeks 'reverse advent' will take effect and they will begin mentoring Year 11 students on the lead-up to the GCSE exams.

Laura Sandland-Jones added: “We like a challenge and we believe that this is how our students develop.

"These opportunities bring the Sixth Form to life and allow the students to see the variety of ways their skills can be used in support of others."