Today, Year 10 students at Harrow Way Community School took part in an enterprise day based on recycling electrical equipment. Students worked with four representatives from ShP for Enterprise to create their own recycling companies.

Each “company” was given a set brief to follow, including decision making, marketing strategy, finance and finally presenting their efforts to the whole year group. The ShP team worked with the groups to help them develop adverts to help them sell their products.

Mike Marshall, Head of ShP for Enterprise, stated that the day allowed students to develop key enterprise skills including communication and team work. Mike also said that it allowed students to think about and understand the importance of recycling electronic goods and build their confidence for presenting themselves. He commented on the students’ response and said “they are all enthusiastic and well behaved. They have really got into the whole idea and will take a lot from the day”. Mr Parsons, Assistant Headteacher agreed, saying “we have enjoyed working with ShP again and this was once more a challenging, engaging and stimulating day. ” Mr Parsons added, “The event really captured the imagination of the students and they took on board all the key business considerations which were presented to them. I’m sure they will remember their final presentations in front of the judges for a long time to come. Thanks to ShP and First Partnership for helping with the organisation.”


The winning team, pictured left, created a company called “BRC”, winning a £50.00 cash prize for their excellent work.

The ShP enterprise day was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone involved.