Girls Show Their Entrepreneurial Flair
Monday, 11 June 2018
The much anticipated final of the Bolton School Girls’ Division Parents’ Association Future Entrepreneurs (PAFE) competition took place in front of a panel of esteemed local judges. Dave Bagley of Urban Outreach; the Mayor of Bolton Elaine Sherrington; Managing Director of Prime Lettings and Management, Marilena Manfredi; Michael Smyth, Chairman of The Swansway Group; and Mrs Jones, Head of Business and Economics in the Girls’ Division sat in judgement as four teams of Y9 pupils presented their entrepreneurial pitches.
The four finalists, who had won through from earlier rounds, presented to peers and the judging panel in the Y11 Common Room. Each team had been asked to create a product to help Year 6 pupils to transition to secondary school, with a focus on mental health and improving resilience. Focus groups of Y6 girls had helped further refine the product offerings.
Flash and Co. explained their board game and how it promotes good health and resilience, High School Hacks created their own vlog to help with transition nerves, Speak Up spoke about their app which helps with the move to Y7 and YouTure told of their avatar game which aims to guide Y6 pupils through the worries that they may have about transition.
After some deliberation, Dave Bagley speaking on behalf of the judges, said every idea and presentation was tremendous and if given the financial backing, all could work. After initially different views amongst the judges, they finally settled upon Flash and Co as the winner! The team took away the PAFE trophy and each girl received a £25 gift voucher and a certificate.
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