Seven Year 12 students visit DLD College to take part in a business enterprise competition, with college students taking part alongside.
In mixed teams, the students were set a variety of business-related challenges with which to come up with ideas and a business plan. This year, the focus was festivals; every year, over 40,000 tents get left at festivals, most of which go straight to landfill which is a huge waste.
To design an all-weather poncho using material from the waste tents that could be sold to festival goers throughout the UK. In teams, students had to produce a mock-up of their poncho and put together a business plan which included production costs, projected sales, and branding.
The winning team included three Eaton Square Students who designed a handbag that could be converted to a poncho! Congratulations to the winning team, it was a fantastic, fun afternoon for all who attended and gave our students some real-world business and marketing experience.
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