As part of our Global Enterprise Week 2023, Senior School pupils have enthusiastically immersed themselves in the world of business, actively participating in activities and initiatives that promote a global perspective on entrepreneurship and enterprise.
The week has been filled with excitement and action. From hands-on experiences like selling products at a Christmas Fayre in the Thomas Mackie Dining Hall to the testing of market viability by our S5 and S6 Young Enterprise teams with their new products, it has been a dynamic and enjoyable week.
Mrs Johnson, Head of Business Education, shared: “There has been a real buzz surrounding Global Enterprise week at RGC. We have had our Young Enterprise and S1/S2 Business, Economics and Enterprise group selling Christmas items. These included sell out chocolate treats as well as some fantastic 3D prints of the Auld Hoose being sold as Christmas tree decorations. It was great to see so many items sold, with profits being donated to Maggies, the Senior School nominated charity this year.
“Our S5/S6 Young Enterprise group ‘Heart to Heart’ have also been testing the market by selling their own products. Some of our S6 pupils conducted an assembly for S1 and S2 pupils where they spoke about their own experiences and motivations for studying the business subjects. They also spoke about enterprising individuals who had inspired them.”
S3 pupils were delighted to welcome a familiar face into MacRobert Hall to talk about all things business. Sports Coach Mr McNeil spoke with S3 pupils about his enterprising journey and pursuing his football passion by setting up his own coaching business. The pupils explored the broader theme of enterprise, giving thought to taking risks, determination, dealing with failure and pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone.
Mr McNeil commented: “I was delighted to be able to share a bit about my enterprise journey in sport. The pupils were really engaged and asked some fantastic questions. Hopefully they will feel inspired by enterprise week to explore options in business themselves.”
The Business Education department has had an exciting week dedicated to inspiring pupils to consider the broader impact of studying subjects such as Accounting, Economics and Business Management. Throughout this engaging week, pupils were encouraged to explore how these subjects can serve as a foundation for a diverse range of future pathways and the broader impact they can have on shaping successful and fulfilling careers.
The study of Business Education subjects at National 5, Higher, and Advanced Higher levels has consistently risen at Robert Gordon’s, and is one of the most popular choices for school leavers pursuing higher education along a university pathway. This is often coupled with other subjects, reflecting its popularity among pupils.