Students at Heyford Park School demonstrate enterprising spirit

Students at Heyford Park Free School took part in an Enterprise Week. NNL-170725-160658001
Students at Heyford Park Free School took part in an Enterprise Week. NNL-170725-160658001

If you think nothing useful gets done in the last few weeks of a school’s summer term then it’s time to think again.

For on Monday, July 10, all pupils at Heyford Park Free School took part in an Enterprise Week.

Students at Heyford Park Free School took part in an Enterprise Week. NNL-170725-160645001

Students at Heyford Park Free School took part in an Enterprise Week. NNL-170725-160645001

This culminated in the students selling the products of their hard work to parents and guests on the Friday.

Director of learning for maths Ashwin Rugoobur said: “The aim of this project was to enable the students of Heyford Park Free School to develop their employability skills through a fun and engaging enrichment activity.

“Students explored team building in a business context, understanding target marketing, conducting and analysing market research, pitching, finance, and marketing.”

With a nod to the televsion series for bright ideas, the young entrepreneurs had to pitch their ideas to some Dragons in order to obtain a budget.

Students at Heyford Park Free School took part in an Enterprise Week. NNL-170725-160712001

Students at Heyford Park Free School took part in an Enterprise Week. NNL-170725-160712001

Among innovative products such as floating key chains, a SnapChat app, handdecorated tile coasters and a DVD on Raising Teens by Teens, students also used their budget to raise awareness of charities such as Help for Heroes, Age UK and Klinefelter’s Syndrome.

Mr Rugoobur added: “The school would like to thank all the parents, students, and volunteers who took part in this initiative.”

Students at Heyford Park Free School took part in an Enterprise Week. NNL-170725-160724001

Students at Heyford Park Free School took part in an Enterprise Week. NNL-170725-160724001

Students at Heyford Park Free School took part in an Enterprise Week. NNL-170725-160737001

Students at Heyford Park Free School took part in an Enterprise Week. NNL-170725-160737001