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Enterprise

Enterprise at Surbiton High School embraces leadership and collaboration across a wide range of exciting pupil experiences. Every pupil participates in a competitive House system that enables girls to lead teams, coach younger pupils and manage events. Across the Co-curriculum, our pupils have the opportunity of running their own companies, initiating social enterprises or fundraising with organisations such as 7billion ideas, Young Enterprise, Entrepreneurs in Action, WOHAA, Virgin, IBM, and our affiliated charities.

Pupils develop an entrepreneurial mindset to think flexibly and decisively, network with confidence and build positive relationships and establish a personal brand through social media. There are many opportunities to initiate social enterprise projects across the whole School to encourage innovative thinking aligned to our values of kindness and compassion.

We seek to:

Inspire all pupils to relate to the idea of entrepreneurship and think how it can be harnessed to achieve their life ambitions, by cultivating an environment of creativity and a can-do growth mindset. 

Encourage all pupils to be enterprising and turn their hopes and ambitions into reality, by weaving entrepreneurship into learning experiences and providing practical opportunities to lead and innovate exciting projects. 

Empower all pupils with the confidence to be risk-taking and meet challenges with resilience and tenacity – to think big and dream bigger, by promoting leadership and collaboration through the House system, social enterprise projects and charitable endeavours.

Mr David Harkin - Entrepreneur in Residence

Mr Simon Dodd - Director of Houses, Charity and Social Enterprise

Young Enterprise

Young Enterprise provides girls in the Sixth Form the opportunity of establishing a business, selling to clients and generating profit. It is highly valued by universities and employers for fostering creativity, teamwork and leadership. Last year, two companies, Fusion and Atlas, successfully represented Surbiton High School in the highly competitive Kingston and Richmond area finals. Fusion also represented the School at the Young Enterprise European Trade Fair in Vienna.

The companies meet once a week and are supported by a Link Teacher and a Business Advisor. The girls also get the opportunity to market, sell and distribute their own product in competition with schools locally and nationally.

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 - 13
Staff Mrs Sharon Stead, Mrs Emily Woodall and Mr Stuart Bird
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 Mr Simon Dodd
Places Unlimited

 

Free the Children

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 2016 which is held at Wembley Arena on Wednesday 9 March 2016. 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 Year 8 - 13 along with boys from Years 5 - 6
Staff Mr Simon Dodd, Council21 Ambassadors and Staff Mentors
Places Unlimited

KYGN Library Project

Preparatory sessions for the Tanzania expedition in the Summer of 2016, particularly in relation to our work at the KYGN School.

This includes interior design, book cataloguing and other preparations required for the library we are building, plus other activities we will be taking part in during our time at the School.

Where Library
When Tuesday 12.35pm - 1.35pm
Who Years 10 - 13
Staff Mr Joseph Humphreys
Places 15
Term Autumn and Spring

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

Join us as we meet as entrepreneurs, sharing and posting the best ideas from around the School. We will share, develop and implement initiatives to enhance the school or our community. We will produce mini-TED talks to showcase our ideas in areas of technology, education and design.

Think. Write. Like

www.7billionideas.com

facebook.com/7billionideas

Twitter: @7billionideas @davidjharkin

Where Room 625
When Ad-Hoc
Who Years 8 - 12
Staff

Mr David Harkin ( CEO 7billionideas)

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

Places 28
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HOME | SIXTH FORM | BEYOND THE A* | Enterprise

Enterprise

Enterprise at Surbiton High School embraces leadership and collaboration across a wide range of exciting pupil experiences. Every pupil participates in a competitive House system that enables girls to lead teams, coach younger pupils and manage events. Across the Co-curriculum, our pupils have the opportunity of running their own companies, initiating social enterprises or fundraising with organisations such as 7billion ideas, Young Enterprise, Entrepreneurs in Action, WOHAA, Virgin, IBM, and our affiliated charities.

Pupils develop an entrepreneurial mindset to think flexibly and decisively, network with confidence and build positive relationships and establish a personal brand through social media. There are many opportunities to initiate social enterprise projects across the whole School to encourage innovative thinking aligned to our values of kindness and compassion.

We seek to:

Inspire all pupils to relate to the idea of entrepreneurship and think how it can be harnessed to achieve their life ambitions, by cultivating an environment of creativity and a can-do growth mindset. 

Encourage all pupils to be enterprising and turn their hopes and ambitions into reality, by weaving entrepreneurship into learning experiences and providing practical opportunities to lead and innovate exciting projects. 

Empower all pupils with the confidence to be risk-taking and meet challenges with resilience and tenacity – to think big and dream bigger, by promoting leadership and collaboration through the House system, social enterprise projects and charitable endeavours.

Mr David Harkin - Entrepreneur in Residence

Mr Simon Dodd - Director of Houses, Charity and Social Enterprise

Young Enterprise

Young Enterprise provides girls in the Sixth Form the opportunity of establishing a business, selling to clients and generating profit. It is highly valued by universities and employers for fostering creativity, teamwork and leadership. Last year, two companies, Fusion and Atlas, successfully represented Surbiton High School in the highly competitive Kingston and Richmond area finals. Fusion also represented the School at the Young Enterprise European Trade Fair in Vienna.

The companies meet once a week and are supported by a Link Teacher and a Business Advisor. The girls also get the opportunity to market, sell and distribute their own product in competition with schools locally and nationally.

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 - 13
Staff Mrs Sharon Stead, Mrs Emily Woodall and Mr Stuart Bird
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 Mr Simon Dodd
Places Unlimited

 

Free the Children

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 2016 which is held at Wembley Arena on Wednesday 9 March 2016. 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 Year 8 - 13 along with boys from Years 5 - 6
Staff Mr Simon Dodd, Council21 Ambassadors and Staff Mentors
Places Unlimited

KYGN Library Project

Preparatory sessions for the Tanzania expedition in the Summer of 2016, particularly in relation to our work at the KYGN School.

This includes interior design, book cataloguing and other preparations required for the library we are building, plus other activities we will be taking part in during our time at the School.

Where Library
When Tuesday 12.35pm - 1.35pm
Who Years 10 - 13
Staff Mr Joseph Humphreys
Places 15
Term Autumn and Spring

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

Join us as we meet as entrepreneurs, sharing and posting the best ideas from around the School. We will share, develop and implement initiatives to enhance the school or our community. We will produce mini-TED talks to showcase our ideas in areas of technology, education and design.

Think. Write. Like

www.7billionideas.com

facebook.com/7billionideas

Twitter: @7billionideas @davidjharkin

Where Room 625
When Ad-Hoc
Who Years 8 - 12
Staff

Mr David Harkin ( CEO 7billionideas)

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

Places 28
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