Worthing students’ business brushes up well

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CHOCOLATE meditation and a scheme which gives students business experience were just a couple of activities a Worthing school was involved in recently.

Pupils at Davison High School, in Selborne Road, have been taking part in Young Enterprise – a scheme which gives students experience of the business world by having them run their own companies.

Several of the school’s companies won categories when they took part in the Young Enterprise Souths Downs area finals, which were held on April 30.

MyLittleBIGbrush was judged best company and won several other categories, while Paper Heart and Red Roulette won a number of categories, including best branding and best business plan.

The girls were competing against teams from Lancing College, Our Lady of Sion, Steyning Grammar School and Worthing College sixth form students.

Trudy Ettridge, the Young Enterprise Co-ordinator, described the girls from each company as “amazing, wonderful and outstanding”.

MyLittleBIGbrush will now go forward to the county finals of the Young Enterprise.

Students also learned techniques to help them become more confident, self-reliant and positive when a life coach visited them.

Eileen Wheeler visited the school to give a six-week programme, which explored “how to look, act and feel confident” as well as set goals and maintain positive attitudes.

Among the things she showed the girls was chocolate meditation, and she was also supported by Anthony Michael Hair Salon, which gave students a hands-on lesson.

Claire Jarman, assistant head teacher, said: “We know that confidence, resilience and self-regulation are all factors that help students to thrive in school and out and we are immensely grateful that Eileen has been able to work with us. She fully understood the needs of some of our students and has given them strategies and techniques to deal with some of the challenges that life will throw at them. We are also very grateful to Anthony Michael Hair Salon, which has always been so supportive of the school and provided a fantastic and practical session with the girls.”