Young Enterprise is a popular activity, which gives students the chance to be a company director for one year. Every year we run two companies, one in Year 10, one in the Lower Sixth.
As well as learning life skills such as…
- Team work
- Problem solving
...there is the opportunity to MAKE MONEY!
There are openings for people with all kinds of talent
- Marketing and selling
- Organisational flair
- Financial acumen
- Creative ideas
- People skills
Students will learn a lot about themselves (and their friends), try out the world of business and have fun. Young Enterprise is not a business game - the students form real companies. The company directors have to raise share capital, develop and market a product, attend weekly board meetings, operate a bank account, write a company report and finally liquidate their company.
The YE year culminates with a county and national competition, which gives everyone the chance to develop his or her public speaking and presentation skills and to compete alongside YE companies from across the county. This year, our Sixth Form company 'Kapow' reached the regional finals and won the trophy for the best trade stand.