Enterprise at Mount Carmel
What is Enterprise?
At Mount Carmel we strive to instil the message that Enterprise in education is providing young people with the opportunities to share their creativity and innovation across the curriculum. Enterprise learning is about developing skills that meet their needs and that nurture and enhance their intrinsic drive for self-expression. Activity engagement heightens when a student’s willingness and interest are acknowledged and used as a motivational tool in being proactive. We want students to channel their positive energies into new ideas and risk taking. Mount Carmel’s Enterprise motto is:
‘Think it, Do it, Believe it’.
Mount Carmel is proud to be affiliated with GGP, a scheme offering our young
eco warriors fantastic opportunities. Visit GLOBAL GENERATION PROGRAMME to find out more.
Here are just some of MC’s Enterprise events.
2012 – Tasty Healthy Treats
The overall winning team this year was ‘Tasty Healthy Treats’. The Enterprise challenge was to develop ideas that would ultimately have a positive impact on young women and to promote self-confidence, self-awareness and the health and wellbeing of young women across the college community.
Forty students took part in a business generator workshop, delivered by MyBank and eleven teams entered the Dragons Den event. Tasty Healthy Treats pitched their idea to Mr Kehoe, the college principal who was extremely impressed with the teams’ dedication and efficiency. Proceeds raised were donated to Breast Cancer Awareness, a charitable choice of the Tasty Healthy Treats team.
2011 – Recycled Bookmark & Logo Design
The Enterprise challenge was to design & make a ‘GREEN’ Bookmark using recycled materials to produce and sell in the Mount Carmel Enterprise Shop. The manga inspired winning logo design was created by a Yr 9 student and it is representative of the eco-friendly ambition within the college.
The main aim of this project was to promote the use of alternative recycled resources and embed the concept of using and creating items with sustainable materials.
2010 – Henna Hands
The overall winning team was ‘Henna Hands’ who won for the second year running. The Enterprise challenge was to encourage and develop social interaction within the college community. The positive impact promoted and encouraged a unique understanding of creative cultural diversity and interaction within the college. The atmosphere created an overall sense of inclusion. Proceeds raised were donated to the Muslim Aid, a charitable choice of the Henna Hands team.