2nd of February
Last week, Y9 participated in Enterprise Day, which was a full school day where we learnt a lot about the world of business and this gave us a flavour of what it would be like if we chose to become entrepreneurs of the future.
This was part of the National Careers Challenge, organized by NatWest, looking for young people with bright ideas from schools across the country. The competition made it all to play for!
Firstly, we started off with an activity that defined our roles in the team-finding out what our individual personality animals were. It helped us discover the team dynamic and how we fitted together as a group. For example, those who were bears were more sociable and worked well with people or the sea animals category were generally more creative and fun.
Next, as individual teams, we came up with different issues that affects ourselves, our family, our school life and our community and unique solutions that could solve each one. We then got creative and designed posters, logos and created an advert from scratch. Every member of every team had a role to play.
The most exciting part of all was saved until last. Chosen teams were called when it was their turn to present, one after the other, increasing the suspense. It was extremely fun to watch each chosen team present their ideas and what a variety of ideas there were!
Y9 really enjoyed the event and we have definitely taken away lots from it. Thank you to Mrs Gillibrand and Ms Kirby for organising it, and thank you for the people from the National Careers Challenge for coming in!
Here are some quotes from some Yr 9s:
“I really enjoyed when we were tasked with creating an advertisement, it really brings in lots of creativity. I also enjoyed working with other people and having many ideas I never would have thought of!”
“Helped me develop many new skills, and really showed me what being an entrepreneur looked like, but in general, it was just so fun to do!”
“Helped work on teamwork skills and was a fun experience using our knowledge to try something practical”
Written by Gloria C & Preet G, Y9