Aspiring young entrepreneurs in Lower Fourth and Lower Fifth impressed external judges with their talents for business during two days of Young Enterprise challenges held in School during the Summer term.
The Lower Fourth event took place over the whole day on 10th June when they were tasked with organising a two-day national and international conference for 150 delegates under the theme of Foreign Language at Work Day; a challenge made even more daunting by the girls opting to give their final presentation in a modern European language.
Their brief included finding a suitable venue, booking equipment, designing invitations, planning menus, preparing itineraries and creating delegate packs – and afterwards Head of Careers Mrs Cottam praised the girls for their excellent presentations and the way in which they had used their linguistic skills in an entrepreneurial context.
Meanwhile, on 16th June, Lower Fifth girls were asked to design an airline from scratch including putting together a concept, collating a business plan and proposing ideas for a uniform.
Assistant Head of Careers, Mrs Nichola Watson, was impressed with the girls’ creative approaches which, she said, demonstrated a high level of understanding and acumen.
Commenting on both events,Mrs Cottam concluded, “At both events, the Young Enterprise judges were very impressed with all our girls and just how much they managed to achieve in a single day, working so efficiently in their teams to produce outstanding ideas and presentations. They demonstrated skills which will stand them in good stead for future careers in business.”