Students get down to business

STUDENTS from James Calvert Spence College, Amble, gave up three days of their summer holiday to learn more about the business world.

They attended a three-day workshop at Fourways 2 held by Northumberland community interest company, Reaction.

The workshop aimed to provide the young people with better business knowledge and learn about idea generation.

The event, led by entrepreneur Jane Nolan and Angie McLean from Fast Forward Now, involved the students developing an original business concept from scratch, carrying out market research and delivering a mock sales pitch to a group of local entrepreneurs on the final day.

Glen, 16, from Amble, said: “The event has shown me how to go about starting my own business, and now I’m thinking I might try to start up my own IT consultancy when I finish school.”

John Barnes, deputy head- teacher at JCSC, said: “The event has been great for the students, teaching them skills they might not ordinarily get the chance to learn.”