Local pupils getting down to business


Dozens of year 11 pupils from all four North Otago secondary high schools are getting entrepreneurial in the Waitaki Girls’ High School this week.
They began the three-day Business Challenge on Wednesday and go in front of the judges this afternoon.
Participants were put into teams that had to form a “company”, appoint a chief executive, develop a “virtual product”, write a business plan for it, and present it to local business leaders who would assess their achievements.
Wellington-based consultant Greig Caigou, who delivers the programme for the not-for-profit Young Enterprise Trust, urged all teams to blow him away with the calibre of their ideas and presentations.
Next week’s Oamaru Mail will include the results of the challenge.

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