Enterprise day

97 Year 9 students from across our Foundation Schools came together to take part in this years Enterprise Day.

Read below an account from our Head of Careers, Mrs Cuthbert, along with some reflections from Saloni (Upper Fourth).

We started with a talk by John Morse Brown who talked about the growing success of his folded stationery ‘Pigeon‘. Pigeon champions letter writing and slow communication in our fast tech world. His award-winning product was inspired by an interest in origami. What started off being a playful invention on his kitchen table is now a beautiful product being sold in several continents, with notable collaborations with artists and others, such as the RSPB. 

 Students then went on to take part in a Dragon’s Den enterprise challenge of their own, led by James Merry from Time 2 Act. In mixed teams, students had to quickly get to know each other and share their ideas for a new or improved product or service. The rest of the day involved thinking through the USP, marketing, logos and finances for their products. They were then tasked with pitching to the Dragons. A team of sixth form business mentors were on hand to support them through the various stages of product.  

 There were all sorts of ideas explored, from underwater headphones, The Glamstack make-up pen, Safety bracelets and watches. The winning team designed a phone case that was also a power bank. What were the highlights? The students said they really enjoyed meeting and working with students from other schools and having time to be creative and develop their enterprise skills. 

 Mrs Cuthbert 

On Friday the 19th April 2024 , KEHS hosted the annual Enterprise Day. Several schools from the King Edward Foundation came together to create and showcase various new products which included a pitch to a panel of judges.

The day began with an inspirational and very informative talk from John Morse-Brown , an entrepreneur who created his own start up business called Pigeon.

Pupils were then put into different teams to formulate and create their own products. The mixed teams of pupils from different schools, showed great collaboration and entrepreneurship in developing their various products. These products were then pitched by the teams to the panel of judges.

Three successful teams made it to the final. This unique opportunity was highly successful and thoroughly enjoyed by all the pupils from different schools as well as the teachers that were involved.

Saloni (Upper Fourth)

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