Teamwork takes plaudits

Lib - Jonas Gutierrez met King Edward 6th High School pupils during an Enterprise Academy organised by the NUFC Foundation at St James' Park. The winning team, designing Argentinian football shirts, was "Max and the eight dwarves".                [ Tony Hall ... 17/11/2011 ]

Lib - Jonas Gutierrez met King Edward 6th High School pupils during an Enterprise Academy organised by the NUFC Foundation at St James' Park. The winning team, designing Argentinian football shirts, was "Max and the eight dwarves". [ Tony Hall ... 17/11/2011 ]

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A NEWCASTLE United star inspired Morpeth school students to achieve some business goals in a special challenge.

Jonas Gutierrez made an appearance at the event to judge the King Edward VI School results of the ‘Magpie Market’ enterprise task, a market-based activity where pupils work together in teams to create and sell a new football shirt.

The activity, run by the Newcastle United Foundation during Global Entrepreneurship Week, involved the 120 youngsters being split into groups and creating a paper design for a new football shirt that could be worn by the Toon number 18.

They then used negotiation skills to sell their new design to ‘buyers’.

The winning team, designing an Argentinian football shirt, was called Max And The Eight Dwarves.

Gutierrez said: “It is fantastic to see these young people working as a team on this enterprise challenge.

“The same principles apply in business as on the football pitch and I know how important it is to rely on your team-mates to achieve goals.”