Thistley Hough Academy
Thistley Hough School in Staffordshire are in their third year of working in partnership with Enabling Enterprise to develop their students Essential Skills through Business Trip and Challenge Day opportunities.
Over the course of the day, the learners were Working in a Team as product developers for a new chocolate company. They were set the challenge of Aiming High to develop a new box of chocolates that appealed to the teenage market. They learnt about a number of business ideas such as profit, opportunity and cost as well as a range of different marketing strategies. Throughout the challenge, the teams were able to apply their Essential Skills to a series of business related challenges linked to starting a new company. At the end of the day, their Presenting was put to the test when they were Sharing Ideas in front of their form and teachers.