Enterprise enables our students to develop skills in 8 key areas; Communication, Confidence, Financial capability, Initiative, Organisation, Problem-solving, Teamwork and resilience. Students have the opportunity to take part in national competitions such as Tycoons.com and the Young Enterprise. We also run an Enterprise Club for students who want to get involved in any of the following enterprise initiatives;

  • Business in a Box.
  • Tiny Traders.
  • Lend a Tenner
  • Event in a day

Links are made with employers who routinely join in and act as mentors for the students, this has enabled the students to trade at Stockton Council events, local craft and trade fairs and through partnered businesses premises.

Students are able to sell at a variety of school events and from the Enterprise Zone, a dedicated shop based in the lower school house blocks.

I learned we were able to take a concept and turn it in to reality. We created a brand for a product, creating new packaging designs and then sold at many different venues. We learned how to sell to the public and represent our brand with confidence and high professionalism. In addition, we learned how to manage stock deliveries and negotiate with our supplier on stock pricing. We learned how to monitor our stock by using a daily stock report and that Samosa2Go is a genuine rival for convenient street food like hotdogs and sausage rolls.

Noorulain, Year 13.

I have learned about many aspects of running a business; that you really need to work with your team and that you need to sell what you’re sure people will buy.

Megan, Year 11.
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