13th October 2020

Young Enterprise Competition 2020

Young Enterprise Competition 2020

This year’s Young Enterprise competition, where students work in teams to develop and run a real business and compete with other schools and colleges across the world to win awards for marketing, communication and governance, was understandably interrupted and ended up as a virtual event in July.

Tim Griffin, our Economics teacher leading this activity, managed to enable two teams to make full entries into the 'virtual' Young Enterprise Area Finals. This involved the teams submitting company reports, video presentations and trade stand pictures. One of our four teams developed and marketed a healthy eating cook book, and another team sourced and marketed biodegradable drinking straws. Healthy Eating won the area finals and Final Straw were runners up. Health Eating went through to the County Finals but sadly didn't progress any further.

Well done to all of the Young Enterprise students who participated! This experience is a fantastic opportunity with which to market yourselves in your personal statements and job applications as it really showcases leadership, team work, problem solving and communication skills, and obviously business and economic awareness. Thank you also to Tim Griffin and Phil Roberts, our long-standing business advisor, for your contribution and commitment to our students’ enrichment.

Business and Economics

Head of Department
Andrew Shepherd