Larne Grammar pupils get down to business

Larne Grammar School Head of Careers Mrs Herron with some of the Year 10 students at the "Project Business" programme. INLT 10-303-PR
Larne Grammar School Head of Careers Mrs Herron with some of the Year 10 students at the "Project Business" programme. INLT 10-303-PR

LARNE Grammar students have been getting down to business through the Young Enterprise Northern Ireland Project Business programme.

Supported by the Department of Education Northern Ieland, the programme gives students a practical, activity-based insight into enterprise and business, helping them develp their business and ecoomic understanding, as well as personal financial capability.

Bill Adamson of #DCI Energy led the workshops to enable the students to explore a range of business concepts, including the role of the consumer, supply and demand, the market economy and savings and investments.

During the session, students took part in interactive games and role-plays, based on share trading and a mini-company. In addition to learning about business, they also got the opportunity to develop their skills in the areas of communication, teamwork, problem-solving and decision-making.

Laura Kerr of Young Enterprise Northern Ireland said: “Project Business introduces young people to key concepts, which contribute to their understanding of business, enterprise and economics. It’s also a great opportunity for students to benefit from the experience of a local entrepreneur, to show them how businesses interact with investors, customers, employees and society in general.”

Young Enterprise is Northern Ireland’s foremost business and enterprise education charity and all its programmes are based on the principle of ‘learning by doing’ to promote a culture of enterprise from an early age. All activities are delivered by fully-trained business volunteers from partnership organisationsa nd funded by a variety of public and private sector organisations.

To find out more about corporate support or volunteering opportunities, please contact Young Enterprise Northern Ireland on 028 9032 7003.