Tuesday 11th November 2008 by C. Freeman
Enterprising students have raised funds by taking spooky Halloween pictures. Ten Sixth Formers have formed WAP, the Wednesday Afternoon Project group as part of the Young Enterprise scheme. They kitted out students in wigs, masks and other 'frightfully' good paraphernalia before taking pictures for posterity. The price varied from £1.50 upwards and money raised will be used to fund other activities, all designed to hone the students' planning and business skills.
The group meet up every Wednesday afternoon to discuss ideas and make plans for the future of the business. They are now planning a range of products to sell, both at Brooke Weston and outside school at markets and trade fairs. They hope to attend a trade fair in Milton Keynes after Christmas which will have over 150 Young Enterprise stalls selling their products in the main shopping centre. Their business adviser is the managing director of BED in Corby. He is available to answer students' questions and to support them with their ideas.
Mrs Rachel Kay, Head of Business Studies said: 'The Young Enterprise scheme aims to give students the experience of running their own business, from deciding on a name and coming up with ideas for a product to sell, right through to selling shares and drawing up the final accounts. In addition to experiencing running a business they are also hoping to compete against other schools in the area.'
She added: 'They will be judged on a number of criteria, including the quality of a written report that the Managing Director writes; a presentation in front of other Young Enterprise companies and judges; the originality of their product; the quality of communication and how they overcame problems. If they are successful in the early stages of the competition, they could end up at the National Finals held at the Savoy Hotel in London.'