Our Year 10 Enterprise group took part in a national enterprise event, organised by the Prince’s Trust. The Prince’s Trust is an organisation that works with young people to give them skills and abilities for adult life, and in particular ready for work. Students were split up into groups of 4 or 5 and took part in several activities that were designed to test their entrepreneurial skills.
The competition was designed to find out if students had an aptitude for entrepreneurship and all the
students performed well. The students had to pitch a business idea to professionals, which took into consideration the type of business, what the business would sell, how the business would operate, and how the business would make a profit.
Each of the students took up different positions within their business, such as marketing manager, personnel manager & finance manager. The students had to articulate their role and how it fitted into the business. As it was a competition there had to be a winning team and the winning group of students were Kallum Battersby, Charly Rose Davies, Sophie Froggatt, Jake Rankin, and Kamil Roguski; the students did well in beating off some stiff competition!
As a result of their performance, the winning group was selected to go to the regional finals, which were held at Old Trafford Football Stadium.