Last week saw the first ever Bexhill 6th Form College: ‘The Apprentice' event for our Extended Diploma Business Students. They were given the task of researching, designing, promoting and creating street food items to sell in the college refectory.
Sam Weller, who teaches the Extended Diploma in Business, led the week-long event. He commented:
"With the help of various members of staff from different Sections of the college, the students fully immersed themselves in this activity, with some even coming in on their day off to complete extra work. Over the course of the week we witnessed some exceptional negotiating skills, some fantastic creativity, some ingenious problem solving, and even a rapping hot dog!”
The week culminated in a small scale ‘Street Food Market' with all of the teams vying for the donations of the college population. With waffles, crepes, hot dogs and milkshakes tempting all who ventured up to the mezzanine, people were spoilt for choice.
At the end of the week, it was clear to see that all of the teams had done amazingly well and all of them had made a profit, with the winning team generating an impressive 55% profit margin.
All of the money that was generated from the event was donated to Chestnut Tree House. Chestnut Tree House is the children's hospice for East and West Sussex, Brighton and Hove and South East Hampshire. It cares for 300 children and young adults from 0-19 years of age with progressive life-shortening conditions.
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