On Monday 18 November, six Lower Sixth Business Studies students travelled to Plymouth University to take part in their annual Schools’ Business Challenge day.
The competition was a day of product design and business planning, culminating in each team ‘pitching’ their business idea to a judging panel. The day involved much creativity and learning, and included meetings with experts – Plymouth University lecturers and business people from well-known local companies. In addition, each team was assisted by a Plymouth University student. The theme of the day was Social Enterprises, which meant each team needed to show their idea would have a positive impact on the local community, as well as being a viable business proposition.
Truro School’s team was made up of C. Byrne, H. Carnegie, R. Cook, C. Goerdes, T. Knox and Y. Yue, and the product that they came up with was a shopping bag made out of up-cycled, used fishing nets. The group worked well together all day to develop their business plan, and presented their ideas confidently and professionally. They were therefore very unlucky to come a close second in their heat and so not to progress through to the final, but they can be proud of the fact that they impressed the judges and learnt a lot from the day.
Head of Business Studies and Economics