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Year 9 – Rymans National Enterprise Final

The National Enterprise Challenge
The National Enterprise Challenge

The 2017 Ryman National Enterprise Challenge final was held at The International Centre, Telford on Tuesday 4th July. The event saw the winning teams from over 120 schools come together to compete against each other. High street retailer and stationery giant, Ryman set students the task of creating an app for Ryman’s. The students had to convince the panel that the app can engage with Rymans customers and also create revenue, increase brand awareness or improve the customer service. The Study Room from 9-1 who consisted of Sarah, Natasha, Anna, Khadeejah, Eloise and Mary represented the school and did themselves and the school proud. They were chosen as one of the four schools out of fifty-five

The National Enterprise Challenge
The National Enterprise Challenge

to present their pitch to a packed auditorium including Theo Paphitis! Unfortunately they weren’t crowned the overall winners but Sarah Wide was awarded the KS3 most enterprising student and was given a framed certificate and two passes to Alton Towers.

The students had a good day as the event was hosted by children’s TV legends Sam and Mark. There was a guest speech from Jo Clarke – Olympic Gold medallist in kayaking – who came to the finals to tell his story first hand and to show the students that if you want something enough – then anything really is possible – “Hard work and dedication pays off”. Theo Paphitis headed up the judging panel and hosted a Q&A with the students – “Be inspired by everything around you, use everything as inspiration”.

Well done to Sarah, Natasha, Anna, Khadeejah, Eloise and Mary – we have definitely got some budding entrepreneurs within the school.

The National Enterprise Challenge
The National Enterprise Challenge
The National Enterprise Challenge
The National Enterprise Challenge
The National Enterprise Challenge
The National Enterprise Challenge

Year 9 – Rymans National Enterprise Challenge 2017

Rymans' National Enterprise Challenge 2017
Rymans’ National Enterprise Challenge 2017 – winning team ‘The Study Room’ from 9-1

On Monday 16th January the Year 9’s took part in the Ryman’s National Enterprise Challenge. The challenge this year has been set by Rymans and it is to create an app which could be used by Rymans customers. It couldn’t replicate Rymans website it had to be unique.

By taking part in this Challenge not only did the girls enjoy the experience but also gained skills in creativity, management, entrepreneurship and team work, all attributes which are essential in today’s world.

Thanks to Mrs Walker and Miss Martinez who had the difficult job of judging. As you would expect all the groups came up with exceptional ideas. Unfortunately there could only be one winning team and that was ‘The Study Room’ from 9-1 which was made up of Sarah, Mary, Eloise, Khadeejah, Anna and Natasha. Second place went to ‘Quiz me now’ Team `16 from 9-4: Mia, Ahona, Isobel, Annie, Lola and Alina,  and third was ‘Rymanager’ team 29 from 9-6:  Sadie, Diya, Amber, Tereza, Tejaswini and Maariyah. The Study room will now go onto the National Final in July to compete against over 250 schools. The winning team will have the opportunity for their app to be actually created.

We wish them the best of luck.

Year 9 – Rymans National Enterprise Final

Year 9 - Rymans National Enterprise Final

The 2016 Ryman National Enterprise Challenge final was held at Doncaster Racecourse, supported by Kingswood, on Wednesday 29th June. The event saw the winning teams from over 120 schools come together to compete against each other. High street retailer and stationery giant, Ryman set students the task of coming up with the best school based business, as their owner and former dragon’s den star Theo Paphitis got his first taste of business at school, whilst running the school tuck shop. ‘Whoops’ from 9-2 who consisted of Isabella, Sarah, Tabitha, Grace, Tiffany and Laura represented the school and did a stirling job, but unfortunately weren’t crowned winners.

The students had a good day though as the event was hosted by children’s TV legends Dick & Dom. There was a guest speech from Michael ‘Eddie’ Edwards aka Eddie the Eagle, ‘Eddie’ who came to the finals to tell his story first hand and to show the students that if you want something enough – then anything really is possible! Theo Paphitis headed up the judging panel and hosted a Q&A with the students.

Well done to: Isabella, Sarah, Tabitha, Grace, Tiffany and Laura.

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Year 9 – Ryman’s National Enterprise Challenge

Year 9 Ryman’s National Enterprise ChallengeOn Friday 15th January, the Year 9s took part in the Ryman’s National Enterprise Challenge. The challenge this year has been set by Theo Pathitos and it is to come up with the best school based business idea, born from the fact that Theo used to run the school tuck shop.

By taking part in this challenge not only did the girls enjoy the experience but also gained skills in creativity, management, entrepreneurship and team work, all attributes which are essential in today’s world.

The winning team was Whoops from 9-2 and consisted of Isabella, Sarah, Tabitha, Grace, Tiffany, Laura. They will now go onto the National Final in June to compete against over 250 schools. We wish them the best of luck.