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June 21, 2021

Start It Entrepreneurship Programme

The Fifth and Sixth Forms are involved in the school’s entrepreneurship programme. Fifth Form pupils are creating original restaurant concepts for a Dragons’ Den-style competition later today, while Sixth Formers will be creating socially and environmentally responsible businesses over the next two weeks, based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Sixth Form Start It Entrepreneurship Course

Over the coming weeks, Sixth Form pupils will be taking part in the Start It Entrepreneurship Course.

This is a programme that has been running for several years and is an opportunity to develop analytical and creative skills and some of the cornerstones of sustainable business. Today’s companies, more than ever before, are tasked with the challenge of making money but also making a positive difference to the environment and society. Pupils will be assigned to teams of 11 and tasked with creating a business plan centred around the UN Sustainable Development Goals; the ‘Start It’ challenge will require them to create a sustainable company for the future.

During the time spent on the course, pupils will be exploring what it means to be an entrepreneur with expert support from a range of experienced guest speakers, including Dame Cilla Snowball, Peter Higgins, George Burgess and Check Warner, all of whom are eager to impart their hard-earned wisdom. The best business plans will be selected for judging, and this year we have participation from a number of partner schools which will ensure there is healthy competition for the best entries. The course runs from 21 June – 7 July and will be an excellent opportunity to collaborate with fellow pupils and explore the world of entrepreneurship.

Fifth Form Entrepreneurship Day

The Fifth Form Entrepreneurship Day takes place on Tuesday 22 June with a full programme of activities. Pupils will be tasked with a Restaurant Design Challenge and must create a three-minute presentation for their idea.

Sixth Form Start it Summer Entrepreneurship Course Video
Fifth Form Entrepreneurship Day


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