Bicester businesses come together to support youth enterprise

More than 200 pupils from across Bicester have learnt more about the world of business during a youth enterprise day.

Published: Tuesday, 9th July 2019

Companies from both the public and private sector, including volunteers from Cherwell District Council, High Spec Composites Ltd, Cherwell Laboratories Ltd and Bicester Vision, gave up their time and shared their expertise for the event at The Cooper School on Thursday 4 July.

As part of the day, members from Cherwell’s Healthy Bicester team gave Year 10 and Year 12 students the task of marketing the outdoor gym equipment installed at Garth Park and Spider Park (off Keble Rd), as well as the digitised work-out apps, and then asked each group to pitch their ideas.

Rosie Rowe, programme director for Healthy Bicester said “It was an incredibly worth while day and we are thrilled to have been involved. I hope the students learnt a lot and we certainly enjoyed hearing their well developed ideas.

"We were so impressed that we have offered to take the two winning pitches forward to implement some of their ideas into our current marketing strategy!”

The day was run by Young Enterprise, a national charity who aim to motivate young people to succeed in the world of work by equipping them with the skills, knowledge and confidence they need. It’s the first time pupils from Bicester Technology Studio, Bicester School and Cooper School have combined for such an event.