On BBC Breakfast this morning they told the story of the Regional Finals of Young Enterprise South East Region.
Those of you who know me are aware this is a passion of mine. Helping young people, my team from Eastbourne are 14/15 year olds.
Young Enterprise is a national charity that put enterprise (better named business) programs into schools for 14 – 19 years old. In the course of an academic year they create a company. source the money needed, build a board of directors – make products and sell them. A real life learn by doing business experience.
The video tells it all
Area boards (we are Eastbourne and Wealden) are made up of business volunteers. Each company is allocated a business adviser, and there are competitions. This year there are 10 companies in our Area. Quantique of Bishop Bell CoE School in Eastbourne won the area finals. They then went on to win at County level. That is how they got to go to Guildford for the Regional Finals.