Blogs and News - St George's School, Edinburgh
The Young Enterprise Company Programme starts in August and normally finishes at the end of March. Many schools from all over the Lothian area take part. Every new company must deal with choosing directors, deciding on product ideas, selling at various school events and fairs, sitting an examination, writing a report, being interviewed, and making a presentation. There are prizes to be won at both the Young Enterprise Christmas Market in December and the final Awards Ceremony in March. At the final awards they have individual best director awards and some whole team awards such as best presentation and best product idea.
This year was different as we had to come to an abrupt halt on the 20th March. The Young Enterprise Board realised beforehand that the Awards Ceremony scheduled for the 24th March was not going to happen. The students were asked at short notice to prepare a video of the presentation that they would have made at the ceremony. I am pleased to say that the company Collecti managed not only to hand their video in on time but were placed 2nd in the Lothian Area for best presentation. Caitlin from Collecti also achieved the 1st place for Best Sales Director. A well-deserved individual director award for a committed and able student.
Congratulations to all of them as they have been a hardworking group throughout the year. They came up with the idea of selling cacti in different sizes. They worked well in school marketing the products and visiting staff bases to sell as many as possible. They had a stall at the school performance in the first week of December followed by a busy Saturday selling at the Young Enterprise Christmas Market held at the Eric Liddell Centre in Morningside. They met the other deadlines of producing a video in January, producing a report in February, and attending interviews at the beginning of March. All in all, a very busy year. As a group they richly deserve these recognition of their outstanding teamwork and commitment to Young Enterprise.