Students from Richard Lander School have recently participated in “Tenner” a nationwide competition which aims to find the next generation of budding entrepreneurs. The competition enabled 4 year 9 students to get a taste of what it’s like to be an entrepreneur Matthew Tavner, Finley Jackson (pictured below), Matt Hunt and Samuel Wilkins all successfully took part in the competition which gave them the chance to think of a new business idea and make it happen. It allowed them to use real money to take risks in the business field, make a difference. The students paired up and created two business ventures Golden Star Productions who ran film clubs during lunchtimes. The business was a success making a profit of £17.20 over 4 lunch times with a percentage of this profit is being donated to the Uganda project. The second group were also successful and made a profit of £40.70 the business held a raffle and tuck shop and a percentage of this profit is being donated to their local surf lifesaving club.
Students can look forward to the Young Enterprise Innovation Awards and Gala Dinner which will be held at the Atlantic Hotel in Newquay on Thursday 8th May. Our Year 10s will be competing with regional Young Enterprise businesses for awards such as Best Company and Most Innovative Product.