Inspiring the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs in Mansfield

April 30, 2014 3:50 pm

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Forty eight Year 9 students had the opportunity to take part in an Enterprise Skills Workshop at All Saints RC School recently.

All Saints is part of the Mansfield Learning Partnership (MLP) which provides students with exposure to real-life work experience in order to develop their employability skills.  Just one of many programmes organised by MLP is ‘The Enterprise skills’ workshop which offers the opportunity to learn and develop entrepreneurial characteristics such as tenacity, independence, innovation, imagination, risk taking, creativity, intuition and leadership – helping to create more entrepreneurs.

The event was delivered by David Greenwood from Young Enterprise in Nottinghamshire and the student entrepreneurs undertook a variety of activities designed to develop their team working, communication and creativity skills.  These exercises will enable the school to choose students to represent All Saints in the Junior Enterprise Competition organised by Mansfield Learning Partnership. This competition helps young people develop an understanding of how to set up a small business enterprise and how to sell a product, including the costs and responsibilities involved.

Martin Howey, a teacher at All Saints, said: “This was an excellent event with activities that really engaged the students.”

David Greenwood added: “I was very impressed with the enthusiasm of the students and clearly there are some talented young entrepreneurs in Mansfield. I look forward to seeing the results of their efforts over the coming months.”

For more information on the opportunities which the MLP offer young people please visit their website.

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