Mrs. Adamson as part of the MKBELP committee planned and set up a number of cross-school competitions, at two of which our strong and enterprising teams, led by Ms. Shaughnessy took first prize. This strong representation by the school at county-wide events led to the school winning First Prize for Enterprise in Education 2011
Holmer Green Wins First Prize at Silverstone for Creative Enterprise!
This event was held at Silverstone on the 18th of November 2010. It was about innovation, creativity, risk management, having a can-do approach and the drive to make things happen!
It was aimed at Year 9 students from secondary schools in Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire. Twenty Five schools in total took part.
The students had a tour of the Silverstone circuit and a Motorsport careers talk with a well known and advanced key player in the industry.
There was a master class from a key representative in the Motorsport industry. This allowed students to gain knowledge on the enterprise challenge which they took part in later on that day and to also gain business knowledge in motorsport, enabling them to create their pitches to their clients at the end of the day.
Our students came first out of 25, proving we are the best!
Congratulations to the students involved who were - Matt Gomme, Harry Allen, Hayden Richardson, Lydia Dominguez, Lauren Tallyn, Hussein Ali, John Mellet and Harvey Almrott.
Creative Enterprise Team
Holmer Green Senior School awarded First Prize at Amersham and Wycombe College.
Five students from Holmer Green Senior School participated in a two day creative and enterprise event at Amersham and Wycombe college on the 5th and 6th of July.
It was part of the MKBELP enterprise school initiative challenge and many of the schools in the county took part in the event.
All schools were given a brief before the event and each team had to work on the design and promotion of a phone which would be used for a teenager with a disability. They had to create a presentation and present it to a panel of judges. They were judged on research, marketing strategies that they would use to promote the sale, unique selling point which would appeal to the target audience, design features and overall presentation to the panel.
They also had to create an advert using any media that they wished to promote the sale of the mobile phone. The Holmer Green group choose to create a video with the help of two student ambassadors from Amersham and Wycombe College.
The groups presented their video to a panel of judges. They unanimously agreed that Holmer Green were the winners. The students were presented with certificates on the day.
The judge’s comments were “it won due to its good research and humorous content”.
The two day event was a fantastic experience and it was well enjoyed by all.
Congratulations to Andy Delmaine, Josh Hurrell, Akash Khan, Alice Eason and Chloe Clouden Hurst.
Enterprise Champions 2011
Holmer Green Win First Prize for Enterprise in Education
On the 9th of June at the Marlow Crowne Plaza Hotel, Holmer Green Senior School, took part in the competition the Bucks Ambassador Awards- a celebration of enterprise and achievement. It was an initiative to promote many of the enterprises that are flourishing in the county. Holmer Green Senior School was entered into the category of Enterprise in Education and students were judged on the following criteria:
- Passion, enthusiasm and professional development
- Learner development through innovation and enterprise
- Impact on learners’ learning and performance
We were awarded first prize and Adrian Moorhouse a gold medallist Olympian swimmer presented the award. Sue Imbriano from Bucks County Council who was one of the judges for this category commented on the high standard of entries from schools this year. She said “that Holmer Green Senior School were extremely well equipped in showing how their core competencies for enterprise were clearly visible at all key stages” and commented on “how well the entry was referenced with proof of such outstanding enterprise work at Holmer Green Senior School."
This black tie event was a clear celebration of enterprise in the county and being awarded First Prize was a true reflection of how successful enterprise engages our learners. Click here to see Ms C Shaughnessy receiving the award from Adrian Moorhouse and Sue Imbriano.