Students show off their enterprising side26th March 2015
The Enterprise Festival was launched to give Level 1 and 2 students, from any curriculum area, the opportunity to run a business and allow them to showcase their creativity and enterprising ideas.
By running their own business for the day, students were able to understand the planning and decision making that is required when starting up a business, as well as building on their leadership and customer service skills.
The Enterprise Festival inspired students to sell a variety of products from cupcakes and donuts, to photography and freshly squeezed fruit juice.
Georgina, BTEC Business Level 2 student said: “I’m doing this because I have a big interest in business and I like selling things. I’m selling cupcakes and by doing this I am gaining interpersonal skills and learning how to sell to different types of customers.”
Ali Shah, Business Tutor said: “The aim of the enterprise festival was to try to involve different curriculum areas, it’s been a great turn out. Some businesses seem like they have the chance to make it into the main stream, this is our opportunity to take that on board and give them the expertise and advice in order for them to become successful.”
Erika Vronska, Film and photography student said: ‘I’m promoting my photography business. I decided to take part because I wanted to get my business out there, I want people to know what I do. I’m also hoping to gain better people skills and build up my confidence.”
The Enterprise Festival is one of the many events that take place throughout the college to inspire and motivate our learners to achieve their dreams. Find out more about our upcoming events.