Year 12 Take the Young Professionals' Challenge at Drop Dead

Posted on: 29th June 2017


Two groups of Year 12 students spent a day in two very different organisations in Sheffield, experiencing first-hand how it feels to work in those industries and completing a challenging task that they might be faced with if they did.


In February, fourteen Year 12 students with an interest in a career in law spent the day at Nabarro LLP, an international law firm with offices at Victoria Quays in Sheffield.


This week, a second group spent the day at Drop Dead Clothing, based in Kelham Island. This challenge consisted of designing a garment with the help of lookbooks, swatches of materials and back copies of fashion magazines.


Cat Hewitt, Production Manager, who organised the day, was impressed with the students’ designs. This activity was following by a briefing given by Jen Wheeler, the PR and Marketing Manager, about the company’s marketing strategies, and how to engage with followers on social media, after which the students wrote a blog post explaining the thinking behind their designs.


After lunch, and a tour of the company’s impressive premises – a converted steelworks overlooking the canal – the students did a workshop on printing, and printed their own Drop Dead branded t-shirts. It was a fantastic day that allowed the girls to be creative and dynamic, and gave them a meaningful and hands-on insight into working in the fashion industry.