Entrepreneurship skills are Key 21st century skills for all young people, irrespective of future career paths. We aim to develop a culture of entrepreneurship within the College through the academic curriculum and extra-curricular programme.
Through Entrepreneurship activities young people can practically develop skills such as: creativity, critical thinking, communication, problem solving, leadership, team building, risk taking, digital literacy and resilience.
Le Regent students will participate in Global Entrepreneurship Week (14th – 20th November 2016). Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators.
In the Junior School during Global Entrepreneurship Week, pupils have the opportunity to compete in the DECA challenge. A featured event of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the DECA competition is a fun and exciting opportunity for pupils to be creative and innovative while learning about the entrepreneurial process. The DECA Idea Challenge, a fast-paced experiential learning exercise that dares junior, secondary and college students to find an innovative new use for a common, everyday item. The DECA Idea Challenge asks competitors to gather into teams of 3-4 students, collaborate to generate a new item and then pitch their invention in a creative 3-minute YouTube video presentation.
In 2015 our Year 1-2 students were selected as global finalists for the DECA challenge. 2203 teams from 11 nations entered, so we should be proud of their achievements. Hopefully we can improve on this in 2016!
Entrepreneurship is ‘the major academic discipline for business education in the 21st century’.
Dr Christine Volkmann (2004)