News from North Humber
With Team Programme finals due to take place in May, our local teams have been working hard to prepare their products and presentations for the judges. The Team Programme inspires students with special educational and support needs to work together as they set up and run their own company, guided every step of the way by a Young Enterprise Business Adviser.
Humberside Enterprise from South Holderness Technology College have created fantastic hanging chalkboards whilst the team from King’s Mill Special School in Driffield have made a variety of gift items including wind chimes, aprons, novelty plant pots and bookends. Both teams will be promoting their businesses at Doncaster College on 12th May, along with teams from across the Yorkshire region.
Our World – The Snaith School
Students from the primary schools local to The Snaith School near Goole were invited to take part in two mornings of activity with Young Enterprise and the ‘Our World’ programme. The year 5 students learned about global trade and investigated where their clothes and food come from – before it reaches the UK shops! Both days were hugely enjoyable and got a 10/10 rating from students and teachers. Our volunteers did sterling work supporting the day and keeping the trading game fast and furious.
Start Up Programme
The Regional Finals of the Start Up Programme were held at Hull College this month, with Hull and Doncaster teams competing for a place at the national finals at Manchester Airport. All of the teams demonstrated brilliant business ideas, but the overall winners were Paper Salvage from Hull College (pictured below) who have come up with an innovative recycling business. They are mentored by Colin Wilson (Creative Director at Jenko). For further details or to find out how their ideas could benefit your business, please email Paper Salvage.
Start-Up gives students in higher education the chance to create their own company while still pursuing their studies.
The North Humber teams battled it out back in March for places in the County Finals of the Company Programme, over two days of awards at the POP Gallery in Princes Quay Shopping Centre and at The Freedom Centre on Preston Road. Darren Glew, Chair of the North Humber Board and Director of Operations at Hurst Plastics commented, “The two days of awards reaffirmed to me the depth of talent, drive and commitment these inspirational students possess. It is our privilege to be able to support and guide tomorrow’s business people through the Young Enterprise Company Programme.” The teams who went through to the next round were Shores from Bridlington Headlands, Food4Thought from Hull Collegiate, Unity from Hymers College and Emergence from Hymers College.
On May 7th the County Finals took place at Baths Hall in Scunthorpe, with eight teams from the Humber region competing. Food4Thought took the top prize and secured a place at the Regionals, with their innovative ‘Cooks Book’ that showcases the finest local restaurants and includes recipes from top chefs.