Enterprise Challenge - Regional
Last month some of our Year 9 students took part in The Enterprise Challenge, a day of activities which is delivered by the Prince's Trust to help develop young people's enterprise skills. Teams of students received mentoring to help create a virtual online pop-up shop, building the concept of the micro-business throughout the day before competing against other students throughout the country in a business simulation game.
A group of our students achieved one of the highest game scores in our region and were chosen to take part in the Regional Finals where they pitched their business ideas to a panel of professional experts.
After researching the issue of childhood obesety, the team developed a business plan to buy and sell send-hand football boots alongside a structure of improved opportunities for young people to access community football. They worked hard to hone their pitch and have been meeting each day before school with Miss Mittal, Head of Business and Economics, to ensure they were ready for the competition.
The panel commented that the boys' presentation was slick, professional and very well researched and our team finished the competition in second place.
Each member of the group worked incredibly hard and each student has gained a lot confidence throughout the process. What they achieved was phenomenal and we are very proud of them.