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Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls is a highly successful school, judged by Ofsted in November 2017 as ‘Good’ in all categories.

Young Enterprise

The Young Enterprise Company Programme allows students aged 15 to 19 to form their own company and take on Director roles, before designing, marketing and selling their own product or service. 

 

Company of the Year Awards 2018, Sutton & Merton Area Final, Holiday Inn Sutton - Tuesday 24th April
 The Young Enterprise Company Programme allows students aged 15 to 19 to form their own company and take on Director roles, before designing, marketing and selling their own product or service. 
 
Registered as a branch of Young Enterprise and insured for public sales, the students' businesses sell shares to raise capital, are equipped with an HSBC Business account, and have sales opportunities at markets across London. Any profits are the company’s to keep.
 
In the spring, the students' companies compete at Borough and Area level, with the possibility of continuing to the London, UK and European finals during the summer. 
 
The students' companies are mentored by a ‘Business Adviser’ - a volunteer prepared to guide students through running their business.
Here is what CHSG students did for the Young Enterprise project:

'Everyone Central' was our company name and our product was seasonal mugs. The Company of the Year Awards was the ideal opportunity to showcase our talents and celebrate our company’s journey so far. We joined Young Enterprise three months later than everyone else, and it really was an uphill journey but our enthusiasm kept us going.

Fundraising to create our product included cake and sweet sales as well as a Glo stick party and Talent show in school.

Deciding on a product and making it work was hard but we learnt lots of key skills along the way, communication, team work, persistence, and determination.

We were judged on our product, trade stand, company report, interview, and presentation. We even had the opportunity to meet three different Mayors as well the judges who were volunteer business leaders from a wide range of industries.

Unfortunately we didn’t win an award but we did get a special mention as the ‘nicest team’. We would love to do it again as we have learnt so much and know we could do so much better.

Unfortunately students can only enter Young Enterprise once, so students in Year 11 going into Year 12 or Year 12 students going into Year 13, you can still give it a go but only if we secure a Business Adviser who is willing and able to commit the time needed. Unfortunately our business adviser wasn’t able to commit to regular meetings because of work commitments but we kept going.

If you would be interested in helping and for more information please follow this link Volunteer Business Adviser role outline and contact jgreenland@suttonmail.org or erwan.toulemonde@y-e.org.uk.