Bingley Grammar School

28.03.19

Yr 12 Enactus Regional Expo

On Wednesday 27 March two Yr 12 teams travelled to Leeds Beckett University to present their social enterprise work at the Enactus Regional Expo.

Our Careers Officer Mrs Durrans reports: 

What a brilliant day, all the students made us so proud! Our two teams were up against five other teams from Batley Girls High School, Leeds East Academy, and Leeds West Academy.

All teams had to produce an annual report, which they handed out to the 16 judges. The teams then did a 10-minute presentation to their audience, including all the judges, teachers and student teams, about their social enterprise project. The teams had to explain who they chose to be a project partners with (this could be a company or charity that they are going to work with to deliver their project), how they came up with the idea and about the journey that the team has been on so far.

Kiera’s team developed the idea 'Bags of Bliss'. The team worked with a charity called Nightstop Bradford to develop their project of providing people who have been made homeless with bags containing hygiene products. After the presentation they were able to network with the business representatives and successfully secured the products totally free for the first 20 bags that they will produce as well as other offers to work with another charity and organisations.

Will’s team (Team Empower) created the 'Goddess project'. They partnered with the Together Women Project as they wish to create a project that positively impacts women’s lives. They are organising a photo shoot for women to show them their true beauty and wish to then build on supporting women with their mental health. The team had a great success with fundraising for their project and created a support pack for women being supported by the project.

At the end of the day the judges decided upon the winning team and other awards were presented to the students by Andrew Bacon OBE, Enactus UK CEO and Professor Damien Page, Dean of The Carnegie School of Education. Although neither of our teams won the competition, we are immensely proud of the work they have put into their projects which they will carry onto finish in the coming weeks, and we were delighted that Kiera won the 'Team Leader of the Year' award. Well done to everyone involved.

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