5 of our most able students from Y10 (Amelia, Emillie, Milo, Gabrielle & Adi) have been taking part in a competition as part of their 4 year University Membership to Warwick University’s UniTracks Scheme. They have been busy competing with other schools nationally and locally for the last 10 weeks on a Business Enterprise Project.
Our own entrepreneurs completed some research and identified a Social Enterprise Project that would fit the needs of residents in our local area of Ulverston.
Project Pet is for Pet owners to offer up their pet pooch to be looked after by an elderly member of the community. This offers a more personal and cost effective way than sending canine family member to the kennels during short breaks away or holiday times and helps to reduce loneliness among elderly residents without the long term commitment of owning their own dog.
On Monday 27th March, the team travelled down to Warwick with Miss Steele, to present their Project Pet Enterprise proposal to a panel of judges from Warwick University, Business Management School.
The team actually won this national competition winning an all-expenses paid trip to Europe as a group, £25 amazon gift voucher, portable charger & rucksack each. Well done and congratulations Team UVHS.
General Quotes from the students
I’ve really enjoying participating in The Big Deal challenge and have grown in confidence over the past weeks. It has been helpful and I have learnt many new skills and developed those I had. I think it was a great opportunity that I am glad I was given. I especially enjoyed seeing everyone’s hard work come together to produce some incredible business plans.
The Big Deal challenge was a very beneficial experience and a really eye opening opportunity. It made me realise how tough sticking to deadlines and covering all details can be but when you work well collaboratively, it can make things a lot easier. I enjoyed the experience a lot and think that it is something that should definitely be carried on in the future to help other students get this amazing opportunity.
School Angel works with lots of big shopping brands in the UK which have agreed to donate a portion of the profit, they normally make on your shopping if you use the School Angel website to visit their shop. You are guaranteed to only pay exactly the same price, for whatever you buy, but UVHS will also receive a donation.
Mr Fay c/o Mrs A Herman (Headteacher's PA)
Ulverston Victoria High School
Springfield Road, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0EB
Tel: 01229 483900