We are very committed to giving every young person the opportunity to develop their skills of enterprise at Rivington and Blackrod High School. Further information on enterprise activities taking place will be posted here shortly.
The Bolton Enterprise Challenge comes to Rivington...
The Bolton Enterprise Game Challenge took place at Rivington and Blackrod High School recently. It was hosted by Bolton Workplace Learning Provider Partnership. The day brought together trainers, business representatives and year 11 high school pupils and staff.
The aim of the game was to become the most succcessful company. Players used their entrepreneurial skills to run their business. They made, sold and delivered products to 24 customers around the board.
Congratulations went to Turton High school pupils who were this year's champions.
Students participate in Bolton Enterprise Challenge
Students from Rivington and Blackrod High School took part in an Apprentice-style task to discover which students in Bolton have the sharpest business minds through taking on the Bolton Enterprise Challenge as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Students from five different schools gathered at the Essa Academy in Great Lever to play a specially designed board game which meant that they had to set up and run their own business. The game looks similar to Monopoly but instead features Bolton businesses and organisations, such as hairdressers P'Hairfection, Alliance Learning, Seddons, Warburtons, First Buses and Bolton Council.
Teams of five worked together to test their enterprise skills by trying to grow their business so it became more profitable than anyone else's team.Pupils used their entrepreneurial skills to run their business, making, selling and delivering products to 20 plus customers around the board.
Jess Pennington, aged 14, from Horwich, a student at Rivington and Blackrod, said, "It is a bit like one of the tasks on the Apprentice.It's a good game and it helps build your understanding of business and enterprise."
Other schools involved were Harper Green, Ladybridge, Rivington and Blackrod, St Joseph's and Westhoughton High School.