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Unit Provision - Young Enterprise

The Unit Sixth Form participate in the Young Enterprise Team Programme each year. 

The Team Programme is an enterprise journey for SEND students designed to aid transition from education into adulthood developing independent living and employability skills.

RS provide volunteer business advisers to work alongside the students and fund this enterprise project.  Our business advisers, Bonnie Dunion and Donna Constable, bring their knowledge and expertise from the world of work to guide the students as they set up and run their own student company.  Each student takes on a job role and is responsible for an area of the business such as finance, sales or marketing. 

Young Enterprise run competitions for Team Programme students to participate in across the academic year. There are three standalone competitions:

  • Best Logo Competition
  • Best Advert Competition
  • Best Presentation Competition

The results of these will then be considered to decide on ‘Company of the Year’.

Through taking part in the Team Programme the students will have opportunities to develop confidence to communicate and interact with people in a variety of situations including: working as part of a team; gain confidence of handling money and understanding of numbers in a practical context; understand and develop essential life skills to help with transition into adulthood.

Please click on the drop-downs below to find out more about this year's Team Programme Company (Sprinkle the Magic) as well as the different competitions.  

This year’s Young Enterprise Team Programme company is called ‘Marbellous Makes’.

Our Managing Directors are Cory in Year 13 and Dylan in Year 12.

The students have decided to make different seasonal products across the year each decorated with a marbled design. Marbellous Makes have already participated in their first sale at the RS Christmas Market in December.

The Competitions

Marbellous Makes have been busy entering the first Young Enterprise Team Programme competition this year for ‘Best Logo’. The team wanted to create their own background for the logo which was created by Lois in Year 12.

We are proud to announce that their design came second in the competition and the team has been awarded a certificate and £50.00 prize money. Congratulations to the whole team.











Robin Neighbour from Young Enterprise was invited to host an awards and celebration event at Corby Business Academy yesterday to celebrate the achievements of this year’s Team Programme Company, ‘Sprinkle the Magic’.

The students thought Robin was just coming to present their third award of the year for the Team Programme Best Presentation Competition but there were more awards to be announced and presented!

Simon Underwood, Principal, had the pleasure of presenting Ash Richmond, one of the managers, with the Outstanding Individual Achievement Award 2023. This award was open to any student taking part in the Team Programme this academic year across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The award is about recognising and celebrating the journey of a young person from when they started the Team Programme and the difference that it has made to them.

Nikki Clark, Sixth Form Tutor, nominated Ash for this award as he has made dramatic improvements in many areas including self-confidence, resilience and business skills.  He always wants to achieve his best and help others to achieve. 

Ash volunteered to be Managing Director of Sprinkle the Magic in September 2022. He has led the team exceptionally well, been fully involved in all activities and met challenges head on. With his leadership skills the team managed to get a hat trick, winning the Young Enterprise Team Programme Best Logo, Best Advert and Best Presentation competitions. 

Bonnie Dunion, Business Adviser, RS, said; “I can see Ash has grown in confidence, and developed his personal skills throughout the course of the year. I have seen Ash become more independent in the classroom, leading discussions, thinking up ideas without being prompted and being a great person of support for his peers.”

This year there were over 122 Team Programme companies taking part in the scheme and Sprinkle the Magic successes did not finish here. 

At the event Sprinkle the Magic found out that they were the overall winners this year. The team accepted their trophy from Dr Andrew Campbell along with certificates and medals for each team member.

It has been an amazing year of achievements for Sprinkle the Magic.  Congratulations to all!