Stephen McPartland, MP for Stevenage, visited an all-day ‘Enterprise in Action’ programme held at Marriotts School and provided by Young Enterprise, a charity which aims to equip young people with business knowledge and skills for the modern world.
Stephen saw the teams at the production phase and commented, “"The pupils were completely engaged in the sessions led by Jane and you could see them brimming over with ideas. It was perfectly clear from chatting to the young people that some of Hertfordshire's future business leaders were sitting in the hall, listening carefully and eager to have a go at being amongst the brightest and best business people."
The day’s event was led by Jane Shipley, Young Enterprise Manager for North Hertfordshire, and involved 60 students who had to work in teams to create and present a product to a panel of judges from the business community. Jane said, “The day’s event fostered and enhanced students’ entrepreneurial skills by requiring them to create a product, then advertise and present it to different market sectors and finally sell it to the local sponsors and business volunteers who represented potential investors.”
Heather Bullen, Head of Faculty, ICT, Business Studies & Citizenship, at Marriotts School said “We look forward to further work with YoungEnterprise, the students loved it!”