The Young Enterprise programme offers an unique opportunity for Sixth Form pupils to gain experience of creating, operating and managing a company over the course of an academic year. This year there have been three separate companies, all of which are fully run by students with the excellent support of the Young Enterprise advisors. The programme affords large opportunity for growth, with teams often pushing far beyond the set objectives and some continuing their businesses beyond the end of the programme.
The programme has allowed us to develop a multitude of skills across the board, from managerial to human resources. The teams have worked hard since September to create and develop ideas about their companies. Every member of each team has taken up a particular role, with different responsibilities and requirements. The three companies each have boards of directors and every member of the team has worked hard to get the companies off the ground, and make a success of their businesses.
We founded Comfi to address the growing issue of back pain, which have been worsened by the events of Coronavirus, meaning long hours toiling away at a desk with less opportunity to take a stroll to complete daily errands (such as picking up lunch or walking to or from work). Over the past 10 months, our company has developed strong teamwork and leadership skills, taking on all aspects of business development. COVID has been a challenging obstacle to overcome as a business, and has lead to irksome difficulties such as severe supplier issues. Yet these challenges have caused the team to bond more than ever due to our shared commitment, sense of responsibility and overall effort to push the company forward.
Our key objective was to offer back supports at a more affordable price than any others on the market. Despite all the setbacks we have faced, we have been successful in this aim, whilst still meeting the high quality standards we set for the item. The collaborations and opportunities for teambuilding meant we enjoyed the process immensely, and will value the skills and experience in the future. We would highly encourage other pupils to take the opportunity to participate in the Young Enterprise programme!
Comfi cushions are available to order here.
28th June 2021
Through our long-term partnership with the Butterfly Conservation group, Winchester College pupils are helping restore local habitats to promote biodiversity.
14th June 2021
On Sunday 13 June, we hosted the premiere of our Sixty Second Cinema film competition, showcasing the creativity and ingenuity of our first year film makers.
13th June 2021
A number of our Community Service projects seek to make an important environmental impact. The teacher leading our rewilding project in Berkshire, Adam Rattray, explains the context and the progress that has already been made.
28th April 2021
On 28 April 2021, the College's political society welcomed the Rt. Hon. Jacob Rees-Mogg MP to a virtual event for boys and staff. The talk covered a diverse range of topics, from Mr Rees-Mogg's position as Leader of the House of Commons to his vision for the country and how to improve socio-economic equality.
22nd November 2020
The Royal Navy section of the CCF marked Trafalgar Day 2020 by collectively sending the message: England expects that every man will do his duty.
8th November 2020
A wintry Winchester was the perfect location for the boys' first introduction to bushcraft and survival skills.