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PICTURES: Millie's the boss for the day at Church Square
8:00am Saturday 7th September 2013 in News
NOW this is what you call real role reversal!
If ever Church Square boss Steve Brogan needs a lift running his town centre shopping centre... he knows who to call in.
However Steve won’t be enlisting any pushy Apprentice-style management wannabe... but a pint-sized pupil from Holy Cross School.
Millie Newcombe had pretty big shoes to step into after the nine-year-old won a competition to be shopping centre manager for a day.
Church Square linked up with local primary schools in a competition where pupils had the chance to act as centre manager for a day.
Youngsters filled out their application forms with their CVs and submitted them to Steve.
Applications were narrowed down to the final five who were voted for on Facebook and through the St Helens Star.
The two finalists, Karl Ingham and Millie Newcombe were interviewed by Steve, with Millie chosen as the winner.
She really took to her executive role, solving a whole raft of issues which cropped up on ‘her watch’ with guidance from the management team.
Millie also won VIP tickets for her and her family to the Saints versus Wigan Warriors match.
In a novel job swap twist, Steve experienced a day in Millie’s classroom at Holy Cross RC Primary School in Charles Street.
He enjoyed fun in the playground knocking a few cricket balls over the school fence and shedding a few birthdays to have a go at hopscotch again.
Teachers were diplomatic about Steve’s maths and his behaviour in the classroom, but one thing is for sure, he and Millie had an amazing time dipping into each other’s lives.
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