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XingSmoothies

The pupils officially become part of the Xing team for the day. We set up a marketing and product development task for a new smoothie drink where they will learn to put the five P's (place, product, promotion, price, people) into practice. Once they have completed their tasks they then have to present their new products to the dragons to scrutinise!

1 day Smoothie Enterprise Challenge

We use videos to kick start each of the different tasks and our interactive Xing App is used throughout the day where all decisions the students make throughout the day are registered into the system. This will then run a simulation of running the business over a 2 month period to work out which team has earned the highest profits and therefore won the challenge.

There is also an interactive fruit stock market simulation in which students need to try and purchase/lock in their selected fruits at the lowest market value possible in a set time, in order to boost their overall profit margins.

All students make a smoothie as part of the day.

Fantastic fun and real enterprise learning.


2 day Smoothie Enterprise Challenge

This is an opportunity for students to go through a master class in business with the aim of selling or sampling their winning products within a trade fair scenario.

Teams will compete against each other learning different areas of business in order to put into place a marketing and business plan for selling a brand new smoothie.

A series of fun activities and case studies are used to assist students in the build up to the final trade fair. Teams collate all information from their sessions to pitch and present their final ideas where only a limited number will go through to the final.

Here they will bring their plan to life creating their own smoothie stall complete with marketing materials and sample or sell their products at the school trade smoothie trade fair.

Members of staff and other year groups will then be given an opportunity to visit the different stands, taste and vote which team deserves to be the overall winner.

This day brings the theory into practice over a fast paced, fun and energizing 2 days.

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To find out more details or make a booking please call us on 01924 277343 or get in touch through our enquiry form.

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Joy Marsden: I have just returned to my office after the interview event and I can only say how wonderful our students were. I think your presentation yesterday hit just the right note and prepared them in advance, not only to face the interview but to have the confidence to approach businesses just to ‘chat’. Thank you so much for being involved in this event and I look forward to seeing you in the future

– Karen Betty, Skills for Life Co-ordinator, Northampton Academy

Truly incredible from beginning to end! His presentation was pitched perfectly for our students who sat in stunned silence listening intently to his amazing story. We really couldn’t have asked for a more passionate or inspirational speaker!

– Lisa Green, National Enterprise Academy

The presentation was truly inspiring; our students really enjoyed listening to John's experiences in the Royal Marines and his role working for TV companies in the jungle and they realised they could be just like him. By working hard, broadening their horizons, learning new skills and believing in themselves, they too could achieve anything they put their hearts into. An inspiring day that left an enduring impression - fantastic.

– Adrian Barber, Project Manager, Bigger Picture Arts

Just a quick note to say how much we all enjoyed Alex’s talk. He was an absolute trooper getting through 2 hours of talking with his voice slowly getting more hoarse! The students were fascinated by his story and the advice he gave them was priceless. Nothing I could have told them about the world of work could have had so much impact. The students were rapt and he responded very well to their questions. The talk was very memorable, funny and informative. We will definitely be looking to book him again next year.

– Heather Wilson, Teacher of English/ Head of PHSCE, Portland Place School

Claire’s speech showed that she fully understood the ethos of the school; it was informative, encouraging and motivational. Pupils and parents have commented on how much they enjoyed listening to her and how much they appreciated the care she took to make our prize winners feel special. We will certainly use her ‘top tips’ to reinforce the valuable messages she passed on. Our only problem now is how to follow this next year!

– Elizabeth Thomas, Head Mistress, Stonar School

Dynamic, forthright, bold, but utterly charming, Claire showed insight and understanding, offering pertinent advice to individuals and groups alike. A consummate professional and a true inspiration to all young women.

– Ian Edwards, Head of Business, Tudorhall School

From my experience of working with Emma-Jane I would feel comfortable in recommending her self-esteem & confidence workshops and hope we can collaborate on some work in the future.

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