We know that enterprise skills can be important to future financial well being and prosperity, even millionaires like Alan Sugar had to start somewhere! Here at the Beech Academy we try to develop students to reach their potential in all areas and that includes being young entrepreneurs.
Students from the Beech Academy made unique upcycled quality products using waste materials. On the 1st July, along with other schools, they held a market stall on West Gate, Mansfield selling their garden works. The aim was to make as much money as possible and to demonstrate their enterprise skills. The students involved worked hard in lessons prior to the market day planning as a team and producing the materials to sell to the public.
The students displayed their ‘Budding Beech’ branding throughout the market stall and had lots of handmade items to sell. The ‘Budding Beech’ team stepped out of their comfort zones selling to members of the public and dealing with large crowds which they are not used to on the hottest day of the year.
Our students received the best team award at the Young Enterprise Award evening on the 8th July, recognising their ability to work together and divide the workload between them. Schools of all types were represented at the awards evening, making the win by our students even more of an achievement.
The Brunts Academy (also part of the Evolve Trust) also won a number of awards at the evening.