The Young Enterprise programme provides students with an opportunity to develop their entrepreneurial skills and teaches them how to survive and prosper in the workplace. Students participate in setting up and running a small business, taking responsibility for all aspects of it from production and marketing through to selling their product and keeping their accounts in order.
It is a very popular programme with Kingsley Sixth Form students and is offered to girls in Year 12 as an extra-curricular activity. The programme is support by a link teacher from the school and a business adviser from the local business community.
The scheme provides an excellent opportunity to gain personal experience of how business works and to understand the role businesses play in providing employment and creating prosperity.
As well as producing a range of clothing and bracelets, the girls had to conduct market research and fundraise. Their hard work paid off when they won the award for Best presentation at the Young Enterprise regional competition.