Just before half term Upper IV took part in Launch Pad – a small business challenge day run by Young Enterprise.
Working in small teams, the students enthusiastically developed their fledgling businesses guided by a business volunteer. With many ambitious and innovative ideas in evidence, they used their creative skills to design logos, plan interiors, uniforms and marketing materials.
Their finance teams had clearly negotiated large budgets as many of their launch events had secured celebrity guest appearances ranging from Serena Williams, Joe Wicks to Ed Sheeran!
The students also really enjoyed listening to the “Real Stories, Real People” sessions where the Business Advisers shared their own work journeys and experiences. After an action-packed afternoon of planning, the day culminated in each team giving their presentation.
Delivered with confidence, it was fantastic to hear their pitches which were timed to perfection! Well done to all of the teams and a special congratulations goes to “The Trailer Shakes” who won the Overall New Business Award.