• Working Together To Make Everything Better
  • Working Together To Make Everything Better
  • Working Together To Make Everything Better
  • Working Together To Make Everything Better
  • Working Together To Make Everything Better
  • Working Together To Make Everything Better
  • Working Together To Make Everything Better

Enterprise Week 2016

Another brilliant enterprise week has taken place with all students involved in not only learning new skills but in also raising nearly £500 for 2 charities.  The week started with a visit from Career Connect who led a session on team building and leadership with students challenged to design and build a device to protect an egg when dropped from height. Throughout the morning student began thinking about how they would “fundraise for a fiver.” This involved the school loaning all forms £5 and setting them the challenge to use the loan to raise as much money as possible.

On Tuesday students were focusing on communication with a brilliant session from Michelle on sign language which involved students learning to sign their own name. Mr Dickson also set a Lego challenge with students split into teams in different rooms. One half of the team had the Lego and the other half had the instructions. All they had to do was phone each other and work out how to communicate effectively to build the Lego.

Wednesday saw students begin the personal finance element of the week, with lessons from Mrs O’Loughlin. Key stage 3 students learned about Morse code and each form continued to work on their business plan for their “fundraise for a fiver” activity. We also invited local colleges into school to conduct mock college interviews with our year 11 students. This was a brilliant chance for students to practice and develop their interviews skills ahead of the forthcoming real college interviews.

Thursday saw year 11 continue with their personal finance work as well as complete a session writing their CV. Year 10 students excelled in the apprentice style task of creating a smoothie brand and product. All the staff who gathered to judge the work were blown away by the quality of both the brand students has created and the quality of the smoothies they made.

As the week drew to a close students completed their work on personal finance and put the final touches to their “fundraise for a fiver” work. Year 10 students under the guidance of Mr Balfour provided a delicious business lunch for staff and local business leaders.

The week culminated in the Friday afternoon market place with students selling their products to other students, staff, parents, governors and local business leaders. There was a fantastic atmosphere in the hall with student showing off the many skills they had learned, highlighting the amazing young people we have at our school. We have received so many positive comments from our governors and visitors who were so impressed by the hard work and effort the students had gone to.

Overall it was a hugely successful week. Thank you to all the staff, governors and local business leaders who supported us through visits to the market place, leading sessions or donating items the teams could use. Final thank you goes to the students who worked so hard to raise a stunning total of almost £500 which will be split between Children in Need and Macmillan Cancer Support.

  • Client Award
  • International School Award
  • Client Award
  • Client Award
  • Client Award
  • Client Award
  • Client Award
  • Client Award
  • Fmsis
  • Healthy Schools
  • Eco-Schools Green Flag
  • Connexions
  • CEG Award
  • Client Award