Enterprise is flourishing in The Business and Economics Department at The Bromfords School and Sixth Form College. 13 Business groups (approximately 50 students), took the opportunity to participate in the Dragonsâ€™ Den programme this year. Students had five weeks to plan and start their own business trading at a school business fair on 26 & 27 November in the school hall. Students were encouraged to be independent and self motivated to manage their own business and make as much profit as possible. Business Pupils had to come up with an idea, market their products, create advertising and promotional materials and calculate expected profit. The Hall was a hive of excitement as student rushed to buy a variety of goods.
Three enterprising groups also decided to offer younger students a service. Services included a football â€˜5Aside tournamentâ€™, â€˜Freaky Friday Halloween Discoâ€™ and â€˜Movie Munchersâ€™ Movie Night. The event was extremely successful and really showcased Year 11 students entrepreneurial talent, with every business making a profit.
On Wednesday the competition heated up as students had to pitch their idea to four local business people. The Winners Chocolatto and The Cookie Monster who were awarded the Business Departmentâ€™s prestigious award of The Bromfords School and Sixth Form College Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 .
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