A group of year 7 students have shown their entrepreneurial skills, as they set up their own small businesses. They started the process in September, by writing a detailed business plan for the attention of Peter Jones; he loved their ideas and offered them funds to help with the set-up costs.
The students did lots of research to find out exactly what would sell well within the Academy and come up with ideas around accessories, chocolates in hand-made boxes and USB sticks. As soon as the money came in, they wasted no time in sourcing products and setting up their stalls in the Design Centre.
The level of commitment shown has been incredible and I’m sure that this will ensure their success over the remainder of the project.