As part of the school’s ongoing Futurewise Careers Programme, all year 8 students took time out of lessons on Thursday to participate in an Enterprise Challenge. Students worked in teams in the Hall, closely directed by Ian Pierson from Inspiring Futures. Their challenge was to turn their team into a small business with the aim of creating, packaging and marketing an exciting new chocolate brand.
Ten teams launched their products in front of a panel of judges. The judges were looking for creativity, teamwork, a strong product and clear marketing message and they were not disappointed.
While all teams had an enjoyable morning and were rewarded by being able to eat their chocolate products, the importance of their hard work should not be underestimated. The Chocolate Challenge offered valuable work experience that was carefully designed to build their teamwork, leadership and communication skills and harness their creative and entrepreneurial talents. We hope that the Chocolate Challenge will have inspired our students to become the business movers and shakers of the future.