At the start of May “Inspire”, the Young Enterprise Team from Woodchurch High School found out they had won a place at the national Deustche Bank Young Enterprise Competition Final. In less than a week pupils had to write a three minute pitch, sales display, written report and a sixty second TV advert. Five of the team travelled to the Deutsche Bank headquarters in London for the day to present the company to the judges from various companies including the CEO of E-Bookers.com
Since September, a team of eight Year 10 pupils (14-15 years old) have worked each week creating a company, primarily selling Hot Chocolate and cakes throughout the winter. They also ran a refreshment stall at our school farm before Christmas our farm helps with the work of some of our vocational and GCSE courses, as well as provide pupils with rural opportunities they would not normally get. At this event they also sold snow cones cones of flavoured ice! They also plan to sell slushies, milkshakes and fruit in the summer months.
So far this year the team have taken nearly 500, and have made a 450% profit against their initial share capital. This impressive figure, along with their presentation, marketing and sales skills helped get them through the North West stage to get a place in the London Competition.
From the 165 schools which took part in the competition, Inspire came in the top three of two of the four categories the Green Award and best overall company. One judge was adamant that we should have come first in this award! This stunning achievement, only in our second year of this national competition, again demonstrates that we are ‘established excellence’.