Students compete in the Young Enterprise Tenner competition

Students were given the task to start their own mini business using just £10 capital

Over the past four weeks, members of the U3, L4 and U4 have been demonstrating their entrepreneurial skills as part of the national Tenner Competition. Each participant has been loaned £10 capital and has used it to start their own mini business. Planning sessions took place before half term and we were delighted on returning after half term that the girls had a range of products to sell.

A Tenner Trade Fair has been taking place every Tuesday and Friday lunchtime and has attracted quite a crowd. The products on offer were customised pamper packages, hand crafted key rings, tickers for phones, laptops and skateboards, hand stitched purses and pencil cases, charm bracelets and fine art prints and bookmarks.

The girls have enjoyed the experience and although the final accounts have yet to be produced, all the girls are in a position to pay back their loan capital and keep a small profit.

The deadline for the formal competition entries has been put back and we will be communicating with the girls via email about how to enter this. We are really proud of what the girls have achieved and look forward to seeing them participate next year. Thank you to all the pupils and staff who supported their enterprise and to the girls’ parents who have encouraged them in this challenge.


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