The Young Enterprise Company Programme is open to Lower Sixth and gives pupils the chance to run their own company over the course of one academic year. A team of approximately 16 pupils creates their own company, incorporating all the features associated with running a small business, e.g. designing a product, raising initial share capital, marketing, finance, customers’ needs, selling the product, company reports and, finally, the winding-up of the company. The pupils run the business, with the support of an external Business Advisor and a teacher.
The benefits of taking part in the Young Enterprise Programme include: developing the skills required to start and successfully run a business; learning to operate as part of a team; and improving skills such as decision making, creative thinking and time management.
Young Enterprise has now been running for six years at TWGGS and over the years the pupils have been very successful. In most years the team has gone through to the Kent Final and on one occasion a team reached the National Final where their company competed against schools from all over the UK, including Gibraltar!
In 2018-19, the TWGGS Company L’amoria produced and sold necklaces made from chakra healing stones. They finished runners up in the West Kent Regional Showcase and went on to represent West Kent in the Kent County Final.
Click here to watch a clip of L’amoria pitch their idea at their trade stand at the Kent County Final 2019. L’amoria is featured between 2:00 and 2:50 in the video.
Headteacher Linda Wybar
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