Pupils’ enterprise challenge

Year 8 Enterprise day at Castle Rushen High School
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 Gianni Epifani with two groups promoting sporting events

Year 8 Enterprise day at Castle Rushen High School . Gianni Epifani with two groups promoting sporting events

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Castle Rushen High School’s year eight students were challenged to be enterprising by five organisations.

The Apple Orphanage, One World Centre, Adventurous Experiences, Manx Sport and Recreation and Heritage Railways tasked groups with promoting a product or event.

They then had about five hours to create a logo, a radio advert, a press release and plan a launch event before presenting their ideas.

The challenge followed a half-day experience by Junior Achievement which saw students working in groups with a business mentor to promote a fictional concert.

Laura Williams, who is in charge of curriculum innovation at CRHS, said: ‘The students very much enjoyed the challenge of the days and the feedback from the organisations and Junior Achievement was very positive.

‘Putting skills-based learning into a more vocational setting is a key focus of curriculum innovation at CRHS and the school hopes to repeat the process next year with even more of its young people.’

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