Well done to the Year 12 Honiton Community College Young Enterprise team who took part in a YE Trade Fair at the Princesshay Shopping Centre in Exeter on Saturday 16th December. The group sold a fantastic range of Christmas gifts and products including unique hedgehogs and Christmas trees made from recycled books. These products were extremely popular with shoppers in Exeter and sales for the day totalled in excess of £250.
Young Enterprise is a national scheme where students set up and run their own business, over the course of an academic year, which helps students to develop vital business and employability skills. Each student takes on a key role within the business as they work together to launch a successful product or service. The Honiton YE team “Novel Ideas” consist of 12 year 12 students.
The Honiton Community College Young Enterprise team, Novel Ideas, now have plans to publish an East Devon cook book featuring recipes from local restaurants, cafes and hotels. With major local businesses such as Deer Park already signed up to be involved in the project, I am sure this next business venture will be a great success. If you work for, or have links with any local food businesses that would like to get involved in this project please contact the teams Managing Director, Bailey Bachmann (BaileyBachmann@honitoncollege.devon.sch.uk) or myself.
Pictured at the trade fair are Bailey Bachmann (Managing Director), Beth Jacobs (IT Director), Becky Hunt (Sales Director), Lauren Grove (Marketing Director) and Fabia Cloke (Operations Director). Also at the trade fair, but not in the photo, was Lee Mann (Finance Director). Congratulations to all students involved in making the products, planning the trade fair and selling at Princesshay – It was a fantastic team effort.
Teacher of Business
Honiton Community College