Thinking Space Sponsors The Romsey School’s Enterprise Project 2012
This week, the annual Enterprise Project at The Romsey School has been taking place, with Wayne Palmer, the Managing Director of Thinking Space, returning once again as one of three judges sponsoring the event.
Over 200 Year 10 pupils at The Romsey School have been set the challenge of working in teams to set up their own business that can be run from a market stall in the Cornmarket, Romsey, on Tuesday 17th July.
As part of the World of Work Week, the students will have three days in which to draw together their plans and present these to the ‘Romsey Raptors’ – the inspirational sponsors of the event. The Raptors are Craig Buckingham, MD Buckinghams of Romsey, Chris Riley MD, Michael Rhodes and Wayne Palmer whose company, Thinking Space Systems, was, just last week, awarded the 2012 Solent Business Award for Best Use of Technology.
Each year, Head of Business Mr Jon Vowles and Assistant Headteacher, Julia Felton, work with the sponsors to provide the Year 10 pupils with an innovative and exciting challenge that allows them to demonstrate their commitment, creativity, leadership and management skills along with the determination needed from any young entrepreneurs.
The most successful two teams will be selected to run their businesses from a market stall in Romsey on Tuesday 17th July and are hoping that the local community will turn out to support them. The team making the most money on the day will receive the Enterprise Shield along with a share of the profits made on the day.
Above: The "Romsey Raptors" (left to right) Chris Riley, Craig Buckingham and Wayne Palmer take the stage at the start of The Romsey School Enterprise Project – Photo courtesy of Alan Matlock