On 25 January, Year 7 took part in an enterprise challenge masterclass, delivered by Young Enterprise and business volunteers. This programme inspires students to explore the realities of working life. In teams of businesses, each had to buy packets of beads in order to design bracelets and necklaces to sell for a profit. Each team was given a start-up loan of £60 and encouraged to be as creative as possible. Students learnt about what makes a successful business and how each individual brings a set of personal values and skills which are all equally relevant and useful to a small business. Using their skills on financial capability, decision making, evaluating decisions, problem solving, communication, team working and budgeting – all qualities of an entrepreneur, each team came up with a different strategy of success. Well done to all of Year 7.
15 of our Year 12 students visited Altrincham Boys on 27 Jan with other local schools for a presentation by Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford on, ‘Oxford Explained’ with a focus on Admissions and opportunities students can access in Y12 to help them create a competitive university application with a virtual tour of Corpus Christi College, and a virtual Q&A with current Oxford students.
Taking place on 31 Jan this engaging theatre roadshow celebrated STEM with a lively presentation for Year 7 and Year 8 students on Magnetism, explaining the integration of magnets, magnetism and electromagnetism in our everyday life.
Aligned to the National Curriculum, this fully funded performance inspired and engaged our students with fun interactive experiments.
The National Enterprise Challenge took place in school on Weds 2 Feb. This year’s challenge was to design and develop an app or service that could help in school or our local community. All of Year 9 were split into teams and asked to create a new innovative idea.
Our students were more than up for the challenge and got straight to work identifying a target market for a new app/service, which they designed and branded themselves. The standards were high, and the students blew the judges away with their creativity and business acumen.
The day itself culminated in selecting finalists to pitch their ideas using a short presentation that included an overview of the product, PR and a short advertisement. Each group performed brilliantly and made it difficult for the judges to select a winner.
Anna M, Amy M, Sarah M, Kalila R and Maia S from 9-3 were finally selected as victors on the day with their ‘Safe Spot App’ an safety app designed to assist people who feel in danger or in an anxious situation. They will now be entered as finalists in the National Enterprise challenge, which will be held in Birmingham later this year.
Let’s wish them good luck!
We have had the return to speakers in school at lunchtimes with a talk this half term from EY on working in the finance sector and Salford university on courses in Media and Performance, Theatre and Performance Practice, Comedy Writing and Performance and Technical Theatre (Production and Design).