Every year in St Louis, the Business Studies department run their own mini enterprise! This involves a group of Year 13 Business Studies students thinking up business ideas and bringing them to real life. Our students undertake business roles in order to produce and market a product profitably. Some of the roles include: Managing Director, Head of Marketing, Head of Finance and Head of Operations. Students meet on a weekly basis in order to develop their ideas and business plan. They pitch their idea to our senior management team in order to be granted the start-up capital they need. The experience provides students with the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills: creativity, team work, communication and problem solving to name a few!
This year, students sold confectionery packs just in time for Christmas! The enterprise group was made up of the following students: James Crilly; Clara Devlin; Michael Mc Erlain; Georgia Mc Cann; Conor Mc Crory and Erin Buick. Students gave their business the name "Sweets and Treats” and it was a huge success, making £270 profit! Students very kindly decided to donate all the profits to charity - £270 was donated to Outreach for the Homeless.
From this, you can see how worth-while our Mini Enterprise extra-curricular activity is. It is certainly an activity worth getting involved in!