Young entrepreneurs end the year on a high
The Young Enterprise sixth form group went from strength to strength during 2020 after developing a product range of animal-themed stationery including calendars and notebooks. The team, made up of Evey Taylor, Archie Forbes and Kaelan Richards, all from Year 13, have finished with an impressive profit of £200.
The team have decided to share their profit equally between two worthy causes. They will donate £100 to the World Wildlife Fund (the original objective of the Young Enterprise project) and £100 to Kari Walters’ are so impressed with Kari’s idea of guessing the number of sweets in the jar, complemented by her home-baked and iced Christmas cake, that they have decided to contribute to her cause.
The team have 50 animal notebooks left in stock and they would like to donate them to Richmond School so they can be given to students for prizes – Mrs Potter has agreed to use them as recognition prizes as part of the Star Performers scheme.
Evey Taylor from Year 13 said: “I am so pleased to be able to donate funds to both the World Wildlife Fund and the Air Ambulance. As a team, we also wanted to recognise the enterprise skills demonstrated by Kari Walters in Year 10 and support her cause. I think giving a donation to the Great North Air Ambulance would be a really great idea and express the company’s strong relationship with Richmond School and the school’s values.
Ms Mannion, Careers Leader, said: “There have been multiple positive outcomes from this Young Enterprise team. It has been a privilege to be part of it and watch them grow over the past 12 months. The team have developed leadership and life skills to take into their future careers. They have worked together well – and made a substantial profit. Overall, what has impressed me the most is the kindness of the team as they are always thinking about how they can help others. They have a real “pay it forward” attitude. I feel so proud of them and the way they have represented Richmond Sixth Form College.”
The team are now focusing on their plans for the future and aiming to apply their business and enterprise skills in higher education. Evey is applying for Business degrees and degree apprenticeships. Archie is applying for degrees in Business and Music Production, and Kaelan is applying for Law degrees.
Ms Mannion would like to thank Adam Hodgson and Ben Richardson, who were part of the team until recently when they left to take up apprenticeships.