07/02/11 - Success at Rushmere Shopping Centre
Year 9 had a very successful day at Rushmere Shopping Centre on Friday 4 February, when they competed against other schools in the Young Enterprise Quick Start Programme. This involved planning and setting up a business enterprise.
Congratulations to ‘Superlicous’ (Elizabeth Blackwood, Natasha Kennedy, Rebecca Stoops, Rebekah Smyth, Mathew Giffin, Laura Johnston, Neil Morton and Stephen Brown) who scooped up first prize for their enterprising skills. They were selling bracelets, beads, pins and pens, with all proceeds going to the Leukaemia Ward, 10 North, Belfast City Hospital.
All Year 9 students worked extremely hard throughout the duration of this programme, including participation in a Dragon’s Den activity on Monday. They had to present their ideas to a panel, which consisted of two bank managers and a Young Enterprise representative. All groups coped well under pressure and this prepared them for introduction to the real world of business. All pupils had a great day and have gained valuable business experience.
A huge thank you to Young Enterprise, the Management of Rushmere Shopping Centre, the public and our teaching staff, Mrs McKeever, Mrs Coyle, Mrs Shields and Mr Black who have made this event a success.