Students have the opportunity at Linwood to create and participate in Enterprise opportunities. This is an exciting project for students to develop skills as well as prepare for adulthood through the acquisition of life long skills required beyond Linwood.
Linwood has developed its own Enterprise Policies, which is displayed in each secondary phase classroom or campus communal area to remind students of skills they are developing.
These principles were developed through researching what staff felt were the main principles that students achieved through Enterprise at Linwood School.
As a result all Enterprise activities should cover these principles.
Below are a selection of Enterprise Projects that students have developed and participated in across the Linwood sites.
The Link – Tasty Bites
Students within The Link have the opportunity to participate in a staff lunch scheme. Students take and collate orders, shop for ingredients, budget and create pre ordered lunches for staff. This is a very successful business that students run themselves (with support from staff). Students making the lunches follow food hygiene rules with support from staff. Profit raised from this is given to the students chosen charity.
Bocelli & Bader Classes – Enterprise Elevens(es)
Bader class – Top Deck Café
Each Friday students in Bader class open their classroom to other Linwood students and staff for light refreshment. Homemade biscuits as well as hot and cold drinks are all served in a relaxed atmosphere. Students take a particular job for the day (with a job description!). This can be anything from making drinks, serving customers, money handling, table service to the dreaded washing up. Top Deck Café is a warm and friendly atmosphere that students and staff alike really enjoy.
The Link – Business Enterprise
Linwood’s Post 16 Enterprise group successfully produced a bespoke range of Christmas craft for the 2018 festive season; collectively, we decided to home in on one particular decoration, a wreath. The outcomes were absolutely superb and we were thrilled when all items we made sold out!
Spring 2019 encompassed out bath bomb making and Easter egg construction, again, proving successful and all ‘making’ processes enjoyed by all involved.
We have the Summer term ahead to begin growing plants for our annual Summer Fayre, complete with hand-decorated pots, as well as dream catchers and a one-off ‘car wash’ held on campus.
Our Enterprise projects will begin to take on a broader range of student skill and responsibility as our Curriculum content is reassessed. We aim to continue to produce quality items to sell at key points within the academic year, as well as reinforcement of money-management, budgeting and refined Design Technology skills for all students involved.
Business Enterprise at Summerwood Campus
Enterprise at Summerwood is an important part of the curriculum model. It provides students the opportunity to gain experience in vital DIY skills as we have several furniture upcycling projects in progress. Students have also made Christmas gifts and cards.
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