The Ryman National Enterprise Challenge

Imogen, Alishba, Lauren & Rachel travelled down to Wembley Stadium with Miss Kirby on 10 July to pitch their idea of getting more girls into football by 2020. Although they didn’t get through to the final 10, they did a fantastic pitch ‘TogetHer’ to the judges. They have worked hard on polishing their idea, pitch and logo meeting regularly at lunchtimes with Miss Kirby and Mrs Gillibrand. Well done for taking part and dedicating so much of their own time towards preparing for the final.

The Ryman National Enterprise Challenge

The Ryman National Enterprise Challenge 2019
The Ryman National Enterprise Challenge 2019

On Tuesday 14th January the Year 9’s took part in The Ryman National Enterprise Challenge whose ambassador is Theo Paphitis! The challenge this year was set by their sponsors UCFB (University Campus of Football and Business), which was to create an event to take place in either school or the community to promote more women/girls into football. The UCFB want to double the amount of women footballers by 2020!

The Ryman National Enterprise Challenge 2019By taking part in this Challenge not only did the students enjoy the experience but also gained skills in creativity, management, entrepreneurship, problem solving, leadership, communication and team work, all attributes which are essential in today’s world.

As you would expect, all the groups came up with exceptional ideas and it was very hard to judge. Unfortunately, there could only be one winning team and that was ‘TogetHER’ from 9-5 which was made up of Alishba, Imogen, Angelina, Lauren and Rachel. Their event, to be sponsored by Altrincham Football Club, was to hold a tournament of football matches in parks for girls aged under 18 years within the Greater Manchester area. They presented their idea with a very catchy rap and slogan – ‘Park the Stereotype!’

‘TogetHER’ will now go onto the National Finals at Wembley in July to compete against over 250 schools.
We wish them the best of luck.

Year 9 – Rymans National Enterprise Final


The 2018 Ryman National Enterprise Challenge final was held at The International Centre, Telford on Wednesday 4th July. The event saw the winning teams from over 150 schools come together to compete against each other. High street retailer and stationery giant, Ryman set students the task of creating a new stationary product for the Back to School campaign. The students had to convince the panel that their product would increase revenue and brand awareness. Ready to Rule from 9-5 consisted of Ella, Milly, Mimi, Rose, Mboje, Florrie who represented the school and did themselves and the school proud. The pitch was word perfect and Ella and Mimi performed a fabulous rap as part of their advertising campaign.

The students had a good day as the event was hosted by Diversity dance group – Jordan and Perry. 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 Ella, Milly, Mimi, Rose, Mboje, Florrie – we have definitely got some budding entrepreneurs within the school.