Enterprise Event June 2019

On Thursday 27th June, all Year 9 students were involved in an enterprise event organised by our volunteer enterprise coordinator, Jon Batterham.  Jon has his own research company based in Stroud and we have been working together trying to develop our careers and aspiration plans for the school.  The enterprise event was our first venture and was a huge success. The brief was to develop a product or service in one of four areas; the environment, anti-bullying/ anti-cyberbullying, well-being product or education.  Students worked hard to develop ideas, marketing and finance information, supported by a number of different local business volunteers. They then pitched their ideas and two groups were selected to go head to head in a grand final. The winners, Rhys Bleach, Joseph Holder, Harley Hudd, Lucie Meredith, Isabelle Wheeler and Jasmine Williams, developed an idea around providing access to recycling facilities in the local area as well as providing education sessions for local schools. The feedback from staff, students and volunteers was that this was a great creative event with many students commenting how helpful the session was in developing the skills they will need as they begin their GCSE subjects.