Enterprise in the great outdoors
18 December 2012
Students from Oxford & Cherwell Valley College and Reading College headed into the great outdoors for an enterprise challenge with a difference.
The students, who are all studying with the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy, took part in the project at the Hill End Outdoor Centre in Farmoor.
The challenge, set by Oxfordshire County Council, was to market themed enterprise days to school and colleges in the UK and abroad.
Paul Bates, Business Enterprise Manager with the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy, said: “The challenge involved students taking part in several taster sessions including building gravity racers, electric bikes and renewable energy projects to give them an idea of what could be involved in enterprise days.
“Once the mini projects had been completed the students enjoyed a “pig roast” barbecue prepared and served by our very own catering students.
“On the second day the students then had to prepare and pitch their ideas to a panel of business and council representatives with the possibility of travel abroad to present to other colleges.”
The winning team consisted of Jonah Jackson and Kerry Bosher from the Banbury campus, Charlie Heritage, Hughie Hicks and Hamza Hassa from the Oxford campus and David Shallow from Reading College.
Find out more about the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy at OCVC.