Business Enterprise Challenge

Business Enterprise lessons will take place with our year 7 and year 8 students.

We work closely to develop our links with local businesses.

May 2016

Students Sam Tiddy, Arthur Everett-Brown, Billy Sheppard, Sophie O'Neill and Olivia Brock present their game to the panel of judges.
Students Sam Tiddy, Arthur Everett-Brown, Billy Sheppard, Sophie O’Neill and Olivia Brock present their game to the panel of judges.

Year 7 and 8 students have been undertaking business and enterprise lessons this year to help develop their employability skills.  The students have been developing games to help fundraise for the school mini-bus.  The attached photograph shows a group of Year 7  students explaining how the Wheel of Fortune (made from a bicycle tyre) works. The tyre was held in place by a plastic drinks bottle filled with sand to stop it bending. It had been modified to spin on the bamboo frame which held it all together. The group worked well as a team and are one of the 8 finalists to go through to the second round of the SMCC Dragons Den competition out of the 21 teams involved. We are grateful for the time provided by a team of 6 Lloyds Bank Managers were judges of the competition.  Special thanks goes to Shirley Partridge for the time, effort and commitment she has given to these students preparing for the  competition.

Our Corporate Core partners are:

Mole Valley Farmers mvf
Eaton Aerospace  eaton
Quince Honey Farm  quince
South Molton Business Association (SMBA)  south-molton-business-association
South Molton Tourist Information  South_Molton
Lloyds Bank  lloyds

Our partners set briefs for pupils to work towards. Lessons take place in school, in teams with durations of 4 to 8 weeks. Students work is then presented back to the partners and awards presented to the best teams.