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Enterprise week 2014 at Abbey Hill

10th December 2014

The Christmas Trade Fair event was the finale to a tutor group challenge that ran during the week. The students were set a challenge in their tutor groups of making as much profit as possible from £30. The students had to submit a business plan with their ideas, projected profits and costs.

There was a fantastic response to the challenge with some excellent enterprising ideas including events such as games, raffles, bring and buy sales, spa treatments and photo booths. A large selection of quality products were made such as Christmas decorations, festive foods and cards.

The Enterprise Christmas Trade Fair was well attended and business was brisk! The whole afternoon was a magical and creatively chaotic event!

We invited our judges Elizabeth Kipling-Vasey and Caroline Thomas to attend the event. It was their job to decide on the winning groups for the categories; Best Business Plan, Best Enterprising Idea, Best Stall/Stand and Most Profit Earned. The winners received certificates, and group prizes.

Each tutor had to decide on their most enterprising student, these students received individual certificates and a prize.

Congratulations to the following winners who were announced and presented in assembly;

Most Enterprising Student –

5VB – Marek Strak,  5AD – Umayr Mahmood,  7MW – Kameran Sherif,  7WS – Katie Johnston, 8AB – Carl Waller, 8SO – Megan Kilkenny,    9ST – Nicky Hardy,  9DH – Lynsey Hamilton,  10RS - Charlie Jackson, 10MF – Owen Wilson, 11MB – Brandon Smith, 11AG – Stephen Lambert,  6KF – Adam Edwards,  6AP – Thomas Fitzpatrick,  6VL – Declan McKenna,  6AC – Jordan Williams,  6KP – Alex Matthews, Sheraton – Callum Thwaites.

Best Enterprising Idea – 10RS

Best Business Plan – 6AP

Best Stand/Stall – 8AB

Most Profit Earned –

3rd place with £143.23 profit – 7MW

2nd place with £232.06 profit – 11AG

1st place with £388.62 profit – 10RS.

Every group made a profit on their £30 start-up fee and the overall profits made by the groups totalled to £1869.66! The money made by each group will go into their tutor group fund and will be spent on rewards.

Congratulations to the following lucky winners of the various raffles and draws:

7MW – Gingerbread House Raffle – Reece Waller

-Name the Santa – Chloe Harrison

-Festive Hamper – Norman Sibbald

10RS – MFC Shirt Raffle – Jessica Dagg

-Guess the Reindeers Birthday – Sam Parry

5AD – Santa’s middle name – Sheree Sutcliffe

6AP - Guess the dogs name - Ryan Kennedy

8SO – Chocolate – Gemma Langley

-Wine – Jasmin Darby and Helen Martin

- Sweet Jar – Peter Corcoran

11AG – Bear- Sue (Bus Escort)

  • Twin Bears – Mark Wilson

The students and staff would like to thank everybody who attended and supported this very successful, fun and enjoyable event.

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