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Enterprise

Inspiring the next generation of Entrepreneurs and Social Entrepreneurs.

With over 15% of the UK population being entrepreneurs (4.5 million people!), we are Surbiton High School believe that it’s our responsibility to encourage our students to unlock their entrepreneurial spirit whenever they can. From the Prep to the top of the Senior School, our students have plenty of opportunities to develop an enterprise mind-set which will help them way beyond their time at Surbiton High School, whether or not they become an entrepreneur in the future.

Via our Enterprise (business) or Social Enterprise (charities) projects, programmes or courses, students are encourage to develop their creativity, leadership and communication skills. It’s impossible to list everything that we do, but to name a few:

In Year 7, students in activity week are challenged to generate world changing ideas with the ideas company 7billionideas. Over a day, they have the opportunity to generate a wide variety of ideas that could make a positive global impact – Students are not only encouraged to think big, but learn how to create and develop their ideas.

In Year 9, students participate in the United Learning schools competition #UnitedApp. Here students are challenged to generate and develop educational app ideas that could have a global impact. The winning team from across all the schools have their app idea turned into reality. We’ve proudly had a team make it through to the final for the last two years.

In Year 10, students have the opportunity to take part in the business course called ‘Unleashing Potential’ with Hampton School. Over two days, students are introduced to the concept of crowdfunding, work on real businesses seeking investment and make a decision whether or not they would invest. At the end of day one they have the opportunity to listen and network with an impressive panel of entrepreneurs.

Finally, in Year 12, students have the opportunity to participate in Young Enterprise. Here they set up, develop and run their own businesses over the whole academic year before competing at the regional finals. In 2016, we won a trophy for best company report at the finals held at St Pauls School.

We’re lucky enough to be supported by organisations such as 7billionideas, Young Enterprise, WOHAA and IBM to name a few. We encourage every student to make sure that there are involved with at least one enterprise or social enterprise activity a year. If you’re unsure which one is best for you, pop into the Enterprise Hub to see Mr Harkin or Ms Pool and we shall help you find one.

Mr David Harkin

Entrepreneur in Residence

Young Enterprise

Young Enterprise provides girls in the Sixth Form the opportunity of establishing a business, selling to the public and generating profit. It is highly valued by universities and employers for developing creativity, teamwork, leadership and commercial awareness. There are many opportunities to raise funds and to promote and sell products, both within school and to the wider public.

We normally run two companies each year and the businesses are judged against other schools in the highly competitive Kingston and Richmond area, with the possibility of advancing to regional and national finals.

The companies meet once a week and are supported by a Link Teacher and a Business Advisor.

Where Sixth Form Centre
When Monday 4.00pm - 5.00pm
Who Year 12
Staff Mr David Sanders and Mrs Kate Sharp
Places 40
Term Autumn and Spring

Akenkan

The Akenkan project is aimed at supporting the development of literacy in rural primary schools in Ghana. Ghanaian pupils need to be able to read and write in English before they can proceed to secondary education.

Pupils will use their creativity to write, illustrate and professionally print their own series of reading books specifically suitable for Ghanaian children. The books are set in a context to which Ghanaian children can relate and are taken to schools in the Akuapem Hills. The previous editions have been sold at Charity fairs as well as in local book shops, with all funds going towards professional printing.

Who Years 10 to 13
Staff Mrs Sharon Stead
Places Pre-allocated

Wings of Hope Achievement Award

The Wings of Hope Achievement Award enables you and your friends to form a team of six and be creative in managing your own wacky fundraising events, all in the name of charity!

Prizes and House points will be awarded based on how innovative your ideas are and how much awareness you raise in the local and national community.

The WOHAA will enable each pupil to develop and enhance many useful skills such as communication, presentation and leadership. These are vital to help underpin your academic work and set you apart. You will have the opportunity to attend a series of skills workshops by the global advertising agency Saatchi and Saatchi and go to a glitzy celebration evening at a top London venue.

Ultimately, the winning team will receive the prize of an all-expenses paid trip to Malawi or India to help on one of the Wings of Hope charity projects.

Where Lab 123
When Wednesday 1.00pm - 1.35pm
Who Years 9 and 12
Staff Miss Carley MacLean and Mr Simon Dodd
Places Unlimited

WE Day UK

Free the Children is an International Charity and Youth empowerment organisation with the aim of removing barriers that prevent young people around the world from becoming local, national and global citizens.

Free the Children works with schools to build on existing charitable and social enterprise activities, to bring a local, national and global context. Pupils can develop pre-existing or new activities with the Free the Children ambassadors. These ambassadors will provide networks of support that encourage each and every pupil to develop themselves and their ideas. There is an opportunity for those groups who take part to be invited to WE Day 2017 which is held at Wembley Arena on Wednesday 22 March 2017. WE Day is a free event, where tickets are won through the local and national fund and awareness raising that each school group carries out.

Who Years 8 to 13 along with boys from Years 5 and 6
Staff Mr Simon Dodd, Council21 Ambassadors and Staff Mentors
Places Unlimited

7billionideas

7billionideas believes that:

  • Every day countless ideas are forgotten
  • There are 7 billion 'idea generators' in the world
  • We should all 'Think Big, Dream Bigger'
  • By sharing ideas we can collaborate to be the change
  • The value of an idea is in the using of it
  • Ideas generation should be fun, thoughtful and creative
  • Everyone can develop an entrepreneurial mindset

Throughout the academic year, 7billionideas will work with the Prep Schools running their famous ideas boot camp and their 7billCLUB. As students enter the Senior School, they're exposed to 7billionideas throughout the year, but most notably within activity week, when students in Years 7 to 10 take part in a 7billionideas World Changing IDEAS Day. Everything we do with 7billionideas is about helping to inspire our students and unlock their entrepreneurial spirit.

www.7billionideas.com

Instagram: @7billionideas

facebook.com/7billionideas

twitter: @7billionideas

Where Enterprise Hub
When Ad-hoc
Who Years 5 - 12
Staff

Mr David Harkin (CEO 7billionideas)

Mrs Jenny Harkin (Co-founder/Director 7billionideas)

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HOME | SENIOR SCHOOL | BEYOND THE A* | Enterprise

Enterprise

Inspiring the next generation of Entrepreneurs and Social Entrepreneurs.

With over 15% of the UK population being entrepreneurs (4.5 million people!), we are Surbiton High School believe that it’s our responsibility to encourage our students to unlock their entrepreneurial spirit whenever they can. From the Prep to the top of the Senior School, our students have plenty of opportunities to develop an enterprise mind-set which will help them way beyond their time at Surbiton High School, whether or not they become an entrepreneur in the future.

Via our Enterprise (business) or Social Enterprise (charities) projects, programmes or courses, students are encourage to develop their creativity, leadership and communication skills. It’s impossible to list everything that we do, but to name a few:

In Year 7, students in activity week are challenged to generate world changing ideas with the ideas company 7billionideas. Over a day, they have the opportunity to generate a wide variety of ideas that could make a positive global impact – Students are not only encouraged to think big, but learn how to create and develop their ideas.

In Year 9, students participate in the United Learning schools competition #UnitedApp. Here students are challenged to generate and develop educational app ideas that could have a global impact. The winning team from across all the schools have their app idea turned into reality. We’ve proudly had a team make it through to the final for the last two years.

In Year 10, students have the opportunity to take part in the business course called ‘Unleashing Potential’ with Hampton School. Over two days, students are introduced to the concept of crowdfunding, work on real businesses seeking investment and make a decision whether or not they would invest. At the end of day one they have the opportunity to listen and network with an impressive panel of entrepreneurs.

Finally, in Year 12, students have the opportunity to participate in Young Enterprise. Here they set up, develop and run their own businesses over the whole academic year before competing at the regional finals. In 2016, we won a trophy for best company report at the finals held at St Pauls School.

We’re lucky enough to be supported by organisations such as 7billionideas, Young Enterprise, WOHAA and IBM to name a few. We encourage every student to make sure that there are involved with at least one enterprise or social enterprise activity a year. If you’re unsure which one is best for you, pop into the Enterprise Hub to see Mr Harkin or Ms Pool and we shall help you find one.

Mr David Harkin

Entrepreneur in Residence

Young Enterprise

Young Enterprise provides girls in the Sixth Form the opportunity of establishing a business, selling to the public and generating profit. It is highly valued by universities and employers for developing creativity, teamwork, leadership and commercial awareness. There are many opportunities to raise funds and to promote and sell products, both within school and to the wider public.

We normally run two companies each year and the businesses are judged against other schools in the highly competitive Kingston and Richmond area, with the possibility of advancing to regional and national finals.

The companies meet once a week and are supported by a Link Teacher and a Business Advisor.

Where Sixth Form Centre
When Monday 4.00pm - 5.00pm
Who Year 12
Staff Mr David Sanders and Mrs Kate Sharp
Places 40
Term Autumn and Spring

Akenkan

The Akenkan project is aimed at supporting the development of literacy in rural primary schools in Ghana. Ghanaian pupils need to be able to read and write in English before they can proceed to secondary education.

Pupils will use their creativity to write, illustrate and professionally print their own series of reading books specifically suitable for Ghanaian children. The books are set in a context to which Ghanaian children can relate and are taken to schools in the Akuapem Hills. The previous editions have been sold at Charity fairs as well as in local book shops, with all funds going towards professional printing.

Who Years 10 to 13
Staff Mrs Sharon Stead
Places Pre-allocated

Wings of Hope Achievement Award

The Wings of Hope Achievement Award enables you and your friends to form a team of six and be creative in managing your own wacky fundraising events, all in the name of charity!

Prizes and House points will be awarded based on how innovative your ideas are and how much awareness you raise in the local and national community.

The WOHAA will enable each pupil to develop and enhance many useful skills such as communication, presentation and leadership. These are vital to help underpin your academic work and set you apart. You will have the opportunity to attend a series of skills workshops by the global advertising agency Saatchi and Saatchi and go to a glitzy celebration evening at a top London venue.

Ultimately, the winning team will receive the prize of an all-expenses paid trip to Malawi or India to help on one of the Wings of Hope charity projects.

Where Lab 123
When Wednesday 1.00pm - 1.35pm
Who Years 9 and 12
Staff Miss Carley MacLean and Mr Simon Dodd
Places Unlimited

WE Day UK

Free the Children is an International Charity and Youth empowerment organisation with the aim of removing barriers that prevent young people around the world from becoming local, national and global citizens.

Free the Children works with schools to build on existing charitable and social enterprise activities, to bring a local, national and global context. Pupils can develop pre-existing or new activities with the Free the Children ambassadors. These ambassadors will provide networks of support that encourage each and every pupil to develop themselves and their ideas. There is an opportunity for those groups who take part to be invited to WE Day 2017 which is held at Wembley Arena on Wednesday 22 March 2017. WE Day is a free event, where tickets are won through the local and national fund and awareness raising that each school group carries out.

Who Years 8 to 13 along with boys from Years 5 and 6
Staff Mr Simon Dodd, Council21 Ambassadors and Staff Mentors
Places Unlimited

7billionideas

7billionideas believes that:

  • Every day countless ideas are forgotten
  • There are 7 billion 'idea generators' in the world
  • We should all 'Think Big, Dream Bigger'
  • By sharing ideas we can collaborate to be the change
  • The value of an idea is in the using of it
  • Ideas generation should be fun, thoughtful and creative
  • Everyone can develop an entrepreneurial mindset

Throughout the academic year, 7billionideas will work with the Prep Schools running their famous ideas boot camp and their 7billCLUB. As students enter the Senior School, they're exposed to 7billionideas throughout the year, but most notably within activity week, when students in Years 7 to 10 take part in a 7billionideas World Changing IDEAS Day. Everything we do with 7billionideas is about helping to inspire our students and unlock their entrepreneurial spirit.

www.7billionideas.com

Instagram: @7billionideas

facebook.com/7billionideas

twitter: @7billionideas

Where Enterprise Hub
When Ad-hoc
Who Years 5 - 12
Staff

Mr David Harkin (CEO 7billionideas)

Mrs Jenny Harkin (Co-founder/Director 7billionideas)

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