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An enterprising day for Year 9 students!

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Year 9 students learn how to be enterprising and ‘build a business’

In conjunction with our colleagues from the Peterborough Skills Service, The Deepings School was able to provide year 9 students with the chance to create their own business!

Working in teams of 10, students had to come up with a business idea that would be sustainable.  Developing skills in time management, leadership, design, team-working, finance and marketing, each group had to decide on a product and explore how to develop their idea into a business. Teams were judged throughout the process by our very own ‘dragons’ (representatives from recruitment and industry).  One group even made a fellow team member redundant for not pulling their weight!

Coupled with this activity, students were able to take part in four workshops provided by local organisations.  Perkins Engines, AB-Agri, NHS and Serpentine Green Retail Management, where they continued to develop their skills and learnt more about careers within these industries.

STEM-related jobs and apprenticeships were highlighted as being suitable for both girls and boys and these sessions took place in our newly-opened science lecture theatre.

In addition, a short 15 min presentation was provided by the Royal Navy, 3aaa apprenticeships, Peterborough Regional College and University City Peterborough, to give students ideas about future progression routes and linked to their GCSE option choices.

Mr Presneill, Head of Welland College and Assistant Head talked to students about the purpose of the day and how ‘being enterprising’ can help enable you to gain the skills you need to succeed. 

We would like to thank all the visitors to the school who worked with our students throughout the day and provided them with a wide range of excellent activities and information.

Mrs Taylor – Careers & Events Manager

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