This year our Lower Sixth form students have successfully set up and run exciting and innovative companies – ‘Fifty50’, ‘Summit’ (trading as ‘Student City’) and ‘Neptune’ (trading as ‘Zulu Party Planners’).
The students have, over the course of the academic year, gained “hands-on” experience of business life – raising and managing their finances; developing and marketing their product ranges and selling to the general public.
Once again, we have been supported this year by business mentors from Admiral Insurance, who have given fantastic advice and encouragement at the companies’ weekly meetings. We give our special thanks to Lindsey Screen and Mark Andrews for voluntarily attending the meetings every week and sharing invaluable experience and knowledge of the ‘business world’.
The companies’ hard work and commitment was rewarded with an ‘in-house’ competition organised by Miss McManus this week, where Admiral Insurance employees sat on a judging panel whilst all three companies prepared a business report and presentation outlining their journey from start to finish. All three companies were praised for their achievements, however there could only be one winner. Our joint runners-up were ‘Zulu Party Planners’ who showed enthusiasm and passion throughout, and ‘Student City’ who showed attention to detail at every stage of the planning process. Our winners were ‘Fifty50’ who, according to the judges, won with their product. Their business concept is to create and develop an innovative app, called ‘AppFit’ where users can monitor and track their own fitness.
Congratulations to all students involved in the Young Enterprise programme this year, they should be commended for their continuous commitment and enthusiasm. I am extremely proud of each and every one of you! Da iawn!
14 March 2017
Sixth Form News