Heart of Pitsea supporting The Basildon Academies Youth Enterprise Challenge

The Basildon Academies Youth Enterprise Challenge, Friday 29 March 


Just like an exciting episode of ‘The Apprentice’, Heart of Pitsea tasked 8 teams of Basildon Academy students with setting up their own retail business from scratch!

Using the same budget, each team researched, sourced and priced their stock, which they competed to sell to the public on the day.

Plying everything from socks to sweets, bath bombs to bird food and cakes to candles, the young traders had 2 hours to sell their goods and the 2 teams that made the most profit won a prize.

There was hardly any stock left!!  Everyone used their initiative, communicated brilliantly and worked really well together as teams…they should all be very proud of their achievements on the day.

The challenge event was the culmination of a 6-week Youth Enterprise programme delivered at The Basildon Academies by Heart of Pitsea Big Local.  We hope they all enjoyed the project and that it was a fun and positive experience.

The story featured on the centre pages of  the Basildon Echo on Thursday 4 April……