From Monday 26th to Friday 30th April, Carew Academy held its first ever Enterprise Week. As our students were unable to complete any work experience this year, we created this week in order to allow them to gain the skills and experiences that they would have gained if they had gone on work experience.
All the lessons this week were based on careers and enterprise. Throughout the week, our students learnt about: celebrity endorsements, logo designs and entrepreneurs, as well as teamwork and workplace etiquette. They were also taught how to effectively and clearly complete a job application form.
Wednesday was our Project Day. Students learnt about a range of different jobs and job sectors. They had to choose the sectors they were particularly interested in and complete a research task about them, including a job profile.
On Friday, we held an Enterprise Day. Our students worked in class teams throughout the day to design a business idea that would “make life better.” This day was led by Adam Corbally (who is well-known for being a contestant on The Apprentice in 2012 – he got down to the final three and was described by Lord Sugar as being someone you would want “in the trenches with you”!). Adam ran this day fantastically well and kept our students engaged throughout. Each team was asked to not only create and design a business idea, but also to plan and film an advert for their product.
Each team then had to show their final advert and pitch their idea to some judges. The judges were: Mr Kearns, Miss Taylor and Adam himself – a tough bunch to impress! Prizes were awarded and the students came up with some fantastic ideas, from a Cat Café to a Solar Cap!
This was a fantastic week and the students gained a huge amount from the experiences they were offered.
A massive thank you to all who were involved, especially to the brilliant Adam Corbally, who the kids really enjoyed meeting.