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Young Enterprise

This is offered as an extra-curricular activity in the Lower Sixth. Students create a company by selling shares, formally registering the company and opening a bank account.

This is offered as an extra-curricular activity in the Lower Sixth. Students create a company by selling shares, formally registering the company and opening a bank account. Students are elected to formal business positions such as Managing Director, Finance Director etc. Agendas are prepared for each meeting and it is the responsibility of the Company Secretary to complete the minutes. Meetings are also attended by solicitors from a local law company - they provide invaluable advice to the girls about how to run a company. 

Young Enterprise has proved particularly useful for students when writing their personal statements for UCAS applications as it highlights personal skills such as working with others, responsibilities within a team, public speaking, improving own learning and financial management. 

Previous Young Enterprise companies have won a number of awards. 2011's Young Enterprise company ALL SHOOK UP produced a range of Cocktail Shakers and Recipes and won a string of awards at the Area Finals at the Gosforth Marriott Hotel in June 2011. 

Best Marketing and Pubic Relations Award 
Daily Telegraph Media Award 
Runner Up Best Overall Company 
The Leadership Award for the North East was awarded to Sophie Elsender

2012's Young Enterprise Company UJUK had a terrific trading year with the launch of their range of Union Jack themed products.  Since launching UJUK, they sold over £2000 worth of products.  UJUK won a string of awards and were just pipped at the post at the National Finals held in London. A great achievement.

Dip It (2013) with their range of tie dyed and dip dyed T shirts, scarves, babygrows and stationery products sold brilliantly.  Dip It won the Best Overall Company and the Best Trade Stand awards at the Regional Finals.  The Best Link Teacher Award was presented to Mrs Christine Gaynor, Head of Business Studies as Westfield.  Dip It also went through to the National Finals in London but sadly did not win.  The new Young Enterprise Company for 2013 is BOOM and sales of their product, emblazoned with their unique logo have certainly taken off.

Our Young Enterprise 2014 Company, ‘Boom' has  been extremely successful to date.  At the Area Finals, on 1st May at the Beamish Hall Hotel, they beat all the other local independent schools and received awards for Best Company Report and Best Overall Company.  They now go onto the Regional Finals at the Marriott Hotel in Gateshead.  

The 2015 Young Enterprise Company COVERED were off to a flying start with a range of stationery covered in fabrics and interesting paper stock which has sold very well.  The Company received Best Trade Stand and Best Overall Company Awards in the Area Competition and the Creativity Award in the Regional Competition.  Congratulations to all the team members.

The Young Enterprise Centre of Excellence Award has recently been presented to Westfield School. Throughout the UK each year, Young Enterprise works with thousands of schools in both the primary and secondary sectors.  There are a number of schools who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to the promotion of enterprise and entrepreneurship education for their young people and engage in a wide variety of activities.  These schools work very hard at providing entreprise experience and develop an active partnership with Young Enterprise.  Centre of Excellence schools are promoted to the business sector as examples of schools who are preparing their young people well as future employees and developing the skills that businesses want.  Westfield School is delighted to have received this tremendous acolade for their ongoing committment to Young Enterprise.