In Business Studies lessons last week, Year 10 students presented their ideas to save the failing window cleaning business, Nearly Clean. Students were asked to present to a panel of external business people who took on the role of the Department for Enterprise and to attend a business meeting with the business administrators to put forward their ideas.

Mr. S. Edwards, Subject Leader of Business Education said “The students have been working really well as part of a group for the past few weeks preparing their business plans and presentations to save ‘Nearly Clean’. We have seen excellent levels of creativity in their ideas and excellent problem solving skills to rescue this business.”

James Collier, who judged part of the scheme added, “I was intrigued to see how the students would approach the brief and I wasn’t disappointed. It was evident that a considerable amount of time had been invested in the programme, with some well thought out solutions offered to the judging panel. So much so, that I was tempted to call Bernard around to clean my windows. I know public speaking/presenting can be daunting (especially in front of strangers) but the students rose to the challenge admirably and should be proud of themselves. All of the skills used by the students are ones they’ll likely encounter in their future careers and, for that reason, makes programmes like this so valuable for their professional development.”

Huge congratulations, not only to the winning teams, but to all who invested their time and effort in rescuing Bernard’s business.