The sky is the limit as Wemms celebrates a successful Enterprise week with its annual Enterprise Summer Fayre.
Students at Wemms are celebrating success at their annual Enterprise Summer Fayre which was held in the grounds of their new home, Woodstock House. Families and friends flocked to the fayre to buy products that the students had designed and made themselves.
The fayre was the culmination of two weeks of hard work for Wemms’ annual Enterprise Challenge. The students were put through their paces coming up with a sound business concept and plan for a product or a service. Their ideas were plentiful, but they needed to be viable: would they satisfy market demand, would they generate a profit, could the students produce them in the time available? All very important hurdles that the students needed to assess and evaluate. And they only had a £50 initial cash investment, which needed to be repaid, to get their businesses off the ground!
Once the products and services had been agreed, market research was carried out. Tweaks were made and then prototypes produced before the students went before a ‘Dragons Den’ panel where they had to showcase their business ideas and plans.
Then the pressure was on, could the students actually pull off their creativity at the Wemms Annual Enterprise Summer Fayre? Students and teachers arrived early on the day of the fayre to set up their stalls – products included bath bombs, decorated wooden coasters, ornate bottle lamps, and decorated citronella candle jars for the garden to keep those bugs away to name but a few. Much to the amusement of everyone at the fayre, one successful business provided further entertainment – throwing water balloons at one of the teachers and one of the students, both of whom bravely volunteered to be targets.
With the standard of work reaching ever dizzying heights, congratulations go to all the amazing students and their teachers for their dedication and hard work. The sky is most definitely the limit for these incredible teams.