Members of the Potters Team with students and teachers at Ormiston Venture Academy
We were pleased to sponsor Inspired Youth's recent 'Ignite' Day at Ormiston Venture Academy on Thursday 30th June.
One of many key projects delivered by Inspired Youth, IGNITE! Enterprise Days see students working together in small teams to create a business idea based on a given theme, before competing against each other as they pitch their idea in a dragons den style format. Local employers are given the opportunity to sponsor and attend, acting as mentors before taking their place on the judging panel as the day comes to a close.
Prizes are awarded to students, celebrating positive attitude, vision, initiative and creativity as well as focusing on the local environment. There are also awards to celebrate individual achievement, especially for those who step out of their comfort zone, catching the eye of the mentors.
The IGNITE! Project has seen thousands of students across our area benefit from Inspired Youth's fun and proactive approach to careers events and we were delighted to be involved and sponsor the event at Ormiston Venture Academy in Gorleston. Mentors on the day were Stephen Handley, Financial Controller, Gary Willis, Senior Group Sales Co-ordinator, Lisa Holmes, Marketing Executive and Tom Butcher, who was with Potters on a six week work placement. All had a great day working with everyone involved.
For more information on Inspired Youth, you can visit their website by clicking here.