Business students help school pupils to develop enterprise skills

Peter Jones students at Shirebrook School

A group of our Level 3 Peter Jones Enterprise Academy students helped to deliver an enterprise session at Shirebrook Academy last week to develop pupils’ entrepreneurial skills. During the session the academy students were asked to design a business concept around the clothing industry, including designing their own t-shirt and thinking about the promotion and price of the product.

Throughout the hour-long session students showed impressive entrepreneurial mind-sets, resilience and most importantly, hard work. There were several impressive design ideas such as a ‘text message’ t-shirt and a design inspired by the popular cartoon, ‘Rick and Morty’.

Students then had to present their designs and business concepts to a ‘Dragons’s Den’ style panel made up of our business students and tutors.

The winning enterprise group created a unique and well thought through idea – an animal themed t-shirt aimed at teenagers who do not like to dress up for Halloween. Business enterprise tutor, Matt Merrick said: “The winning students demonstrated impressive business acumen, passion for their product and great presentation skills.”

Find out more about our enterprise and entrepreneurial business courses here.