Farnborough Hill's Young Enterprise team, Serendipity, are thrilled to be on their way to the YE Company of the Year Regional Finals.
Young Enterprise is an integral part of our Year 10 and Upper Sixth co-curricular programme and we regularly have around three teams in business each year selling products from jewellery to handmade candles, hand produced neck warmers, coffee mug holders and clothing. Running throughout one academic year, pupils make all the decisions about their enterprise, from deciding on their company name and product to creating a business plan, managing the company finances and selling to the public at trade fairs, school events and local community markets. All this takes place with the support of a volunteer Business Adviser who brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to each company.
Over the course of the year, we see the pupils grow in confidence as they tackle unfamiliar challenges and problems. Teamwork, problem solving and communication skills flourish as does their ability to be flexible and respond to changing circumstances and situations as well as balance the demands of different stakeholders. Young Enterprise offers the pupils the chance to build on skills that they will need in any future work place, whatever that might be.
Whilst pupils meet on a weekly basis over a working lunch to review progress, make decisions and keep their business moving forwards, company members soon learn that running a business involves much more than weekly meeting. The dedication and time commitment shown by the pupils have helped Farnborough Hill teams enjoy great success against other schools in Young Enterprise competitions locally and nationally.
Our team tackled many different obstacles and we acquired a wealth of knowledge.
Year 10 Pupil
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On Wednesday 15 March, Farnborough Hill held its first Mother’s Day Market.
On Wednesday 8 February, Serendipity, one of the Farnborough Hill Young Enterprise teams, secured the winning prize at the YE Dragon’s Den competition.
On a suitable chilly Sunday afternoon, families and friends gathered at a festively lit Farnborough Hill for the customary start to the Advent Season: the Christmas Bazaar, Friends’ Market and Advent Carol Service.