Entrepreneur Day Encourages Pupils’ Creativity
Ingrams pupils take up the challenge to design a product out of waste materials, while Old Kimboltonians share their business experience.
Senior School pupils marked national Entrepreneur Day this week (16 Nov) with a series of activities to celebrate people who have built a business from nothing, and the inventions of brilliant minds that have shaped the way we live.
Pupils from the First to Sixth Forms enjoyed a fun quiz during tutor time, while Ingrams pupils - mentored by Sixth Form Business and Economics students - took part in a lunchtime competition to design a product out of waste materials. Highlights included a bird feeder made from a Jacobs cream cracker box, a Christmas wreath fashioned from egg boxes, and a drinks dispenser crafted from a pet food box and a flowerpot!
After school, we were delighted to welcome back Old Kimboltonian serial entrepreneurs Sheli Gupta (OK 81) and Daniel Parekh-Hill (OK 15). Sheli discussed his role running the European operations of Hu-manity.co, a company championing the 31st Human Right for individuals to own their data as property. Daniel talked about his involvement with Labster, a venture to show classroom experiments in an online setting. In an entertaining and enlightening talk, the pair shared their passion for bringing ideas to life and discussed the highs and lows of entrepreneurship.
Head of Business and Economics Mr Jon Saunders said: “The day encouraged pupils to really think about how businesses are created and developed. We saw some amazing innovation from Ingrams pupils, while Sheli and Daniel certainly inspired Kimbolton entrepreneurs of the future!