Magnificent seven in Doncaster sign up for business scheme


A ‘magnificent seven’ Doncaster schools have signed up to a programme inspiring youngsters to be the Lord Alan Sugars of the future.

The schools will take part in the Young Enterprise Company Programme, where teams of pupils pair up with advisors from the local business community to create and develop their own enterprises.

In addition to the schools, budding entrepreneurs at Doncaster College will also be participating in the programme.

Meryl White, chair of Young Enterprise, South Yorkshire said: “We are delighted by the response this year to our company programme.

“We already have a number of schools from across South Yorkshire signed up to take part in the 2013/14 programme. Doncaster is currently leading the way with seven secondary schools.

“This year we are extremely pleased to be working with Doncaster College who have also signed up to be taking part.

“It is great to see involvement from Further Education.”

The schools will be hoping to follow in the successful footsteps of The Academy at Ridgewood Trust, who earlier this year beat off competition from across South Yorkshire to win the ‘Company of the Year’ award at the prestigious Young Enterprise South Yorkshire Company Awards evening.

The programme helps to equip young people with vital business skills and allows them to have firsthand experience of the world of business.

The schools in Doncaster taking part so far are The Hayfield School, Sir Thomas Wharton Community College, The Academy at Ridgewood Trust, McAuley Catholic High School, Hall Cross Academy, Hill House School and Danum Academy.