Churchill Academy

Young Apprentice 2018

On Wednesday, this year's Churchill's Young Apprentice competition took place, involving all Year 9 Business & Economics students, as well as extra-entrepreneurial students from Years 7-9. 

Students were tasked with working in teams to come up with innovative product ideas to sell to the wider school community.  Market research was carried out, ideas developed, logos created, branding and advertising undertaken, pricing strategies considered and a financial analysis carried out to check viability of their products.  All this culminated in an amazing event in the Hall, with many potential customers (students and staff) looking at all the competitors and deciding on their final purchases! 

I would personally like to thank everyone involved in the event for their hard work and support, especially Mrs Davey, Miss Greenslade and the Year 12 Business students who assisted with the judging and crowd control. 

It was a very tough decision this year to judge who were the “most promising entrepreneurs”, with five teams making the short list.  The winners were ‘Choc-A-Lot’, whose products included hot chocolate reindeers, brownie cups and henna tattoos – this team had a Unique Selling Point and demonstrated all-round excellent business skills throughout the whole project, not just on the final day.  Close runners-up were ‘Sketer, Jam & Mosana’, who also showed innovation, creativity and great team work! 

Well done to everyone involved.

Mrs Turner