Enterprising students at Durham High School for Girls will be hosting North East Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015. They are inviting schools from across the north east to attend a conference in November, to coincide with similar events around the world. This will be the culmination of a series of online and offline events over the coming months.
Global Entrepreneurship Week is the worlds biggest entrepreneurship event, involving up to ten million participants and supporters such as Richard Branson. The aim is to introduce young people to the benefits that entrepreneurship can bring for themselves and their communities.
The girls of Durham High are certainly leading the way. Teams from the school were among the winners of the Future Business Magnates competition and recently won the area finals for Young Enterprise as well as Best Product in the regional finals. They are currently competing in the Coca Cola Real Business Challenge. Some girls manage to run profitable businesses in their spare time, making good use of the opportunities offered by the internet.
Mrs. Lynne Renwick, Headmistress, praised the enterprising character of her students, “It is fantastic that our girls manage to achieve all this while still keeping up excellent academic results. There is no doubt that the skills and qualities they are developing will prepare them well for their futures. In a changing world, we aim to encourage young women who are ready to meet that change and to help lead it.”