By Louise Wilde – Year 10
This year, in Year 10 classes, students were asked to come up with a product based on the set theme given by “The Real Business Challenge”. Students had to come up with a healthy juice drink basing it on “The Special Olympics”, which is an amazing charity that gives young sportsmen and women with disabilities a chance to compete in the Special Olympic Games.
We had to work in teams and each take on specific roles, as we would in a real business. We had to complete market research and design our juice brand as well as think about things like the guided daily amounts (GDA) and finance. My group was called “Juice Tap” and our slogan was “a simple, natural, refreshment”. After we had completed all the information needed for our product idea we then had to perform in front of our class. The top two teams in each class then went through to the school finals where we performed our presentation in front of two “Real Business Challenge” judges.
My group, “Juice Tap”, were the winners of this final and we will now represent Richard Lander School in the next round. If we get picked as one of the top 10 in the South-West, we will go to Bristol to compete against schools from all over the South- West, trying to win a place at the nationals!
Jacob Wickett - Young Enterprise Board Member and ex-student – attended the competition and presented the awards, he said "It was great to see the students learn enterprising skills though the project."