On 10th and 11th June Year 9 said hello to the world of business thanks to the Yorkshire Young Enterprise team sponsored by Hammersons. On each day, half of the year group filled the hall to become young entrepreneurs. Students showed off their skills when innovating and relaunching an existing business and pitching to investors for money to support their ideas. The real highlight came at the end of the day when groups stood up in front of the business experts and their peers and pitched their ideas. Students were asked to cover all areas from marketing, launch events, product appearance, advertising slogans and many more. Our Year 9 students rose to the challenge with two groups – BBS Wheels and Body Oddie – taking the crown as overall business champions. The effort of all students involved was fantastic as they developed key transferable skills to take into future employment.

Ruth – Marketing Manager, Leeds Victoria Quarter said, “I had an absolutely fantastic day in your school – it was so well thought out and executed. The kids were amazing, a privilege to have the opportunity to help them in any way we can”