In order to help our young people to be enterprising and to learn how to put their ideas into action we have suspended the normal school curriculum on Tuesday 8 March and have organised for the Year 10 students to take part in The Ryman National Enterprise Challenge.
Our Enterprise Day will be run by local young entrepreneurs from the Ryman National Enterprise Challenge team. They are very passionate about encouraging young people to use their initiative and develop other essential enterprise skills such as decision making; learning to deal with risk; communication; and team working.
The day will be held in the hall where the students will work in mixed groups. Students will register as per normal with their tutors at morning registration and will be registered in the afternoon. We would like to ask the students to come to school for that day in business dress. They have been told that this means a smart and professional dress code - no jeans or casual wear. If they are not in business dress, they need to come in school uniform.
A winning team of 6 will be representing the school in July at the National Enterprise Challenge finals which have been sponsored by Theo Paphitis and Ryman plc. The students will be presenting their winning enterprising idea to a panel which will include Theo Paphitis. School will organise transport and the selected students will be accompanied by members of staff. If your child is part of the winning team I will be sending a permission letter home with them. The winning team will need to spend time with me on a Thursday afternoon after school to help create a winning presentation.
I am really excited about this opportunity for the students. I know that they might be nervous at first, but they will develop in confidence, make new friends, and will also have a lot of fun.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me through e mail firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at school.
Thank you in advance for your support.
Dr J Bentham
Leader of Business and Enterprise
On 16th December the Year 11 Business & Economics classes went on a visit to Cadbury World to find out what type of business Cadbury is, its history and about its recent takeover by Mondeléz International. We were also shown part of the Cadbury factory – learning how they make, decorate and package chocolate, ready to be sold.
The visit was educational as we learned about production in a large company which linked in to our Business lessons. We also learned about the humble beginnings of the company and the many advertising campaigns they’ve used over the years. However the visit was also fun, with a 4D cinema experience, singers outside the factory and, of course, lots of chocolate.
Report by Juliet Rose Y11
CBBC Productions are currently testing a new programme idea where children aged 10-14 pitch their business idea to a "brainbank" of young entrepreneurs.
You will have 2 minutes to impress the Brain-Bank with a pitch. If they like your pitch, you could earn a month's worth of pocket money to develop your business idea, with the help of a young entrepreneur working with you.
I have been approached by CBBC Productions to find 3 or 4 business ideas, that could be used to help test the programme format, before it goes live. We would need to go to Media City for filming on Wednesday 22 April, and then either Thursday 23 or Friday 24 April.
This means - that if you are interested in pitching your idea, you need to e-mail me an outline of your business idea, and why you think that you would need a month's worth of pocket money to help you develop your business proposal. Everybody who puts forward a proposal will gain house points, but four ideas will be chosen to put to the CBBC production team.
However, this needs to happen fast. I will need your business ideas e-mailed to me by 12.00 mid-day this Thursday 2nd April. If you are one of the successful four ideas, I will then need to get in touch with your parents to get permission for you to be involved with the programme.
This is a really exciting opportunity, so let's do it! Pitch that business idea!
My e -mail adress is email@example.com.
Thank you and good luck.
Leader of Business and Enterprise