Churston students honing their entrepreneurial skills with a sell out trade fair worthy of Lord Sugar’s approval. Selling pop posters, pamper packages, and stylish bandanas for pooches, Year 9 and Year 10 Business Studies students showcased a variety of key employability skills that bode well for their future careers and prospects.
The Tenner Challenge is a four week UK-wide Young Enterprise initiative that challenges young people aged 11-19 to take a £10 pledge to get their business ideas off the ground and make as much profit as they can. Churston’s thirty eight fledgling companies starting with just £380 between them made a collective revenue in excess of £2000. But, to quote Jessie J, “it ain’t just about the ch ching ch ching”; the competition also celebrates creativity, team work and resilience.
Year 9 team Tranquilitea, made up of the collective skills of Charlie, Joseph, Sam & Samuel have been awarded national winners for their logo, winning £300 for themselves and our school, whilst Year 10 team My Little Rocks (Archie, Beau, Joshua & Reuben) are amongst the national finalists for Sales Pitch. The Business Studies students continue to work on their submissions for the final awards including Best Overall Business, Most Inspiring Individual and Sustainable and Community Focused Business.
‘Students embraced the challenge far beyond and was a huge success, well done! ‘
– Mr M Glew