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Our budding entrepreneurs took part in the Young Enterprise trade fair in Watford, joining a number of other local schools to showcase and sell products they have researched, funded and developed. The aim of the programme is to reduce youth unemployment, help young people realise their potential beyond education and empower a generation to learn, to work and to live by encouraging and supporting them to turn business ideas into a reality.
Both St Helen’s Young Enterprise groups enthusiastically sold their products. Team Potentia produced and sold an innovative collapsible silicone necklace holder to prevent tangling and Team Generation Z, sold projection necklaces and perfume and cologne atomisers. Congratulations to both teams, in particular to our Sixth Form students who were awarded for their innovative product, merchandising and customer service.
‘It was a new experience for both teams and although it was quite stressful, ultimately, nothing felt more rewarding than when we managed to make a sale. Generation Z won the award for ‘Best Customer Service’ and also won the ‘Nicki Marks Merchandising Award’ on Sunday whilst Team Potentia won the award for ‘Innovative Product/Service’ on both days.’