Our S2 students took part in the Micro Tyco Challenge last term and were very successful. They did a fantastic job - raising £1,443.78. This put them in second place in the Secondary School category for the UK! They will be receiving a trophy and certificates later on in the term. Examples of the items on offer include festive box frames, personalised money pots, S1 Christmas cards, personalised glitter baubles, gift tags, sweetie jars, Christmas cards and a games room run by a team during lunchtime.
The event, run by The WildHearts Foundation, develops entrepreneurial, problem solving, leadership and interpersonal skills - while raising money for a good cause. To date, WildHearts have helped generate investments of over £5 million, funding their work in entrepreneurial education, microfinance and gender equality.
The business department would like to thank everyone who supported the students throughout the challenge.
Some quotes from our Micro Tyco students:
Poppy (S2) - "I really enjoyed Micro Tyco because I feel like it really improved my entrepreneurial skills and I learned how to successfully promote and advertise a product. I also enjoyed the amount of teamwork that was involved."
Amy (S2) - "Micro-Tyco was really different to anything I had ever done before but I really enjoyed the responsibility that came with it. I also found it really cool that an idea was able to come to life just like in a real business environment."
Emma, Courtney, Rosie and Ellie (CraftyKidz) – “It built up our teamwork skills and brought us together, we also liked that we could be independent and think up our own ideas.”
David Matthews (S2) – “It gives you a chance to have your own business for a month. It is good because you can learn skills so in the future if you want to have a business.”