Years 10 & 11 and Sixth-form Business Studies students have the opportunity to join 'Young Enterprise', in which groups of students, with help and advice from local business poeple, are able to set up, run and manage their own company for a year. The photos show the two groups in their planning stages, with an advisor from Young Enterprise, and retired local businessman Ernie Rivet to help them.
Colour Image win best Governance Award at Young Enterprise Final
The 'Colour Image' team form our school were the youngest team to enter the Young Enterprise 2012 competition. In spite of this, they ran their company with great enthusiasm and expertise, and were awarded the Governance Award, for the best kept records at the prize-giving ceremony on Monday 30th April. After giving a presentation on their company, and the judging of the products, they were presented with their award by Worthing Mayor, Cllr Ann Barlow. Well done to them all!
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End of Easter Term Report (by MD; Matt S)
This has been a busy term for the team, with many deadlines to meet. The business plan had to be produced and products made for Valentine’s week and the Y.E. fair at the Holmbush Centre. At each of these events, the team has shown great enthusiasm and spirit. Sales were good for both events and the team is now concentrating on the last two events, the Y.E. fair in Worthing and the ‘Cindy’ performances.
We have shown an understanding of the workings of a business, but even now as we are coming to the end of the experience, there are many tasks still to complete. We have to start thinking about doing things such as writing a final business report and working out a presentation for the final evening. This is in addition to the fact that three members of the team are in the cast of ‘Cindy’!
The team has also taken multi-tasking to a new level and often shares jobs to ensure that everything is done on time. This has been a steep learning curve! Overall we feel we have learned the functions of a real business and have acted in the best possible way!
Young Enterprise Report March 2012 (by MD; Matt S)
The Colour Image team have sold their products at many events, such as: the Junior and Senior School Fairs, in the front link in school for Valentine’s week, and at the Holmbush shopping Centre. At each of these events the team have shown great enthusiasm and team sprit. We have gained an understanding of the workings of a business; such as the problems of making up for people who are not available on certain dates. We did this by letting someone else step in to make up for that person, and the person who missed the date making up for that time by doing other things that benefit the business, such as making more products.
As we are coming to the end of the experience, we have to start thinking about writing a final business report and working out a presentation for the final evening. The team have taken this on board and are starting to think of ideas for these things.
Overall, we have learned a lot about the functions of a real business and how to act in the best possible way for the good of that business.
Young Enterprise 2011
A team of six Year 10 pupils have joined the Young Enterprise Scheme for 2011. Matt S is the MD of the company, he other members are; Barney, Carrie, Charlotte, Matt T and Niamh. Their company is called 'Colour Image' and their products are ready-planted Herb plant pots, which can, be decorated with supplied stick-on decorations, and beaded bracelets and keyrings.
Their first sales venue was at the Junior School SFA Christamas fair, where they sold over half of their stock, made an excellent return of £96. They will be selling more items ai the Sixth Form Christams Fair on Friday lunchtime, and at the Senior School Christmas fair on 9th December.
The Colour Image Team, minus Niamh, at the SFA Xmas Fair
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Click here to see the 2010 Winning team
Information from 'Young Enterprise' website
The Company Programme offers students aged 15 to 19 the opportunity to set up and run their own real company over the course of one academic year, with the support and guidance of a volunteer adviser from business.
Students elect a board of directors from amongst their peers, raise share capital, market and finance a real product or service of their own choice and sell it to the public.
To see more, go to (http://company.young-enterprise.org.uk/company/)