Business of Enterprise

18th July 2013

Project Day, in school in March

All Year 9's took part in this event

Working in teams of 6

Teams had to come up with an idea for a product or a service.

By the end of the day the teams had to produce paperwork, posters, a proto type and give a five minute presentation to their classmates and a panel of judges.

At the end of the day 6 teams were chosen to move forward with their project with help from local business professionals.

The School Final in May was hotly contested by the 6 teams, who all worked so hard in the lead up to the Final.

A panel of judges from local businesses judged Neochess the winner and PortaRoom as the runner-up


In July, PortaRoom went to the Runner-Up Finals at Cummins Power Generation to compete against other local schools.  The Team of William Addley, Daniel Wellard, Bon Moxon, Matthew Casey, Conor Field and Jamie Baker produced a prototype of their portable room and were first up to gave a very polished presentation.  After the presentations and the judges assessing their stall and written paperwork the team were taken on a tour of the factory.    Well done to the team for all their hard work.


In preparation for their final, the Neochess Team visited Flambeau Europlast at Manston where they were given a tour and information on how their project could be produced and the processes involved.  A big thank you to Andrew Huggett of Flambeau for arranging this for the team.

The team made some chess pieces, designed by Aaron, and produced using a 3D printer with the help of the DT department.

In July the Winning Neochess Team went to RBS/NatWest in London for the Final.

Ben Graham-Horne, Henry Saunders, Aaron Martin-Coles, Peter Clapham, Connor Botting and Katie Knight made a fantastic team.  Their conduct was exemplary, they were confident, self assured and passionate about their product and they gave a polished presentation, that many a seasoned speaker would have been proud to have delivered. One judge came to tell them "your presentation blew me away".

The Team came home with the award for Best Written Presentation.  Well done to them all.

(Pictures of the Team collecting their award and another of the Team with their stand accompanied by one of our Yr 10 students who was on Work Experience with EBP covering event management and who attended the event in an organisational capacity!).

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