News from The Kings of Wessex Academy

Big Pitch Semi Finalists are announced

12th February, 2018 by Jude Owens

Year 9 Big Pitch students at The Kings of Wessex Academy know all about the unique selling point and business plans; so were clued up for the Semi-Finals of this hotly contested competition in school last Tuesday (6 February 2018).

Of the eight teams presenting, the difficult decision was made to shortlist to the final fab four who are all now through to the finals to be held next month at The Strawberry Special in Draycott.

Big Pitch is the exciting entrepreneurial opportunity for students interested in running their own business. Under the watchful and supportive supervision of the Business Studies Department and some business aficionados from the Rotary Club of Mendip, the students conceive their own business idea that they then manage, including making and selling their own stock.

Subject Leader for Business Studies Jo Wilson congratulated all the teams for their enthusiastic efforts throughout the competition and their excellent presentations to the judging panel and praised this year’s four finalists:

Marsh Mallow Moments – Ben Cobley and Billy Nash selling handmade marshmallow delights coated in chocolate and sprinkles on sticks. Presently Pets – Archie Joskey-Martin, George Page and Paul Weare selling goodies for pets. Sweet Treats – Abi Campbell, Eryn Shephard and Rebecca Wells selling a range of biscuits and sweets. True Scents – Sassi Carrington, Grace Johnson and Erin Watkins selling high quality scented candles in jars.

With his own teaching background in business and economics, Executive Headteacher Gavin Ball said: “Well done to our young entrepreneurs for masterminding their innovative business ideas and for thinking like business people. I look forward to the finals! An excellent effort so far!”