On 22nd June the new Young Enterprise group at Astor College took part in an exciting workshop in preparation for the programme start in September.
The 1 day ‘Sell for Success Master Class’ increases students’ enterprise capability with an activity based opportunity to understand how a commercial business works. The Year 11 students competed in teams to innovate, market and successfully sell a new games console. Supported by business people from the local community, the students worked with employees from HSBC, Counterpoint Matters and Dover Harbour Board. The companies strived to make the most profit to become the Company Most Likely to Succeed.
The winning team, Dream Box, impressed judges with their ‘Cloud 9’ console which had 9 unique selling points including camera, portable ‘Cloud Pad’ and wireless controller. The team members also came up with a jingle to impress the judges. Managing Director, Abbie Allen, said “The day was really interesting as it gave me an insight in to how a real company operates. I can’t wait to start the programme at Astor in September!”
The Young Enterprise group will have a lot to live up to, as a previous Astor College company won the District final and went on to compete in the Kent final. Mrs Butterfield-Tracey, who has been co-ordinating the programme at Astor for the past 4 years, says “Astor has a long history of success with the Young Enterprise programme and this workshop provides a fantastic opportunity for students to see what’s involved in the company programme. The workshop is highly focused and motivating for all abilities”.
<<<<picture below: Dream Box the winning team.>>>>>>
Top row L-R: Amanda and Lesley Knox from Dover Harbour Board, Sarah Carter from HSBC,
Trudie Hartridge from Young Enterprise, and Jo Dodd’s from Counterpoint Matters
Bottom row L-R: Emma, Lauren, Jade, Abbie, Tiffany