The Ryman National Enterprise Challenge is an exciting and engaging inter-school competition open to all UK secondary schools with our proud challenge ambassador – Theo Paphitis. The competition has two age categories: Year 7/8 (KS3) and Year 9/10 (KS4). We deliver an action packed enterprise event delivered to the full year group. These challenges have been set by Ryman (KS3) and Alton Towers (KS4) and will give your students a real insight into the world of business. The whole day teaches pupils about the key entrepreneurial skills to ready themselves for the world of work, helping them develop strategy, creative thinking, communication, group work and presenting skills as well as many other skills. The challenge is ideal for off timetable, fold down, enterprise, PHSE and STEM days. The challenge involves our team coming to your school between now and June to work with the students on the one off day and the winning team from each school is guaranteed a place at our fantastic national finals.
Around 160 schools will be taking part this year and the competition has been incredible so far! We have seen some amazing ideas all over the country from years 7 – 10 across KS3 and KS4 for our national enterprise competition. We’re currently 4 months away from the Grand Finals at The Alton Towers Resort and we will, in the next few weeks be releasing the 2015 finals pack which will be available via the website and Facebook with more information for winning school teams on how to proceed and what is expected at the finals. There will be lots of information but it’s all about making your idea even bigger and even better ready for our judges on the day, and of course our main judge, special guest and main ambassador Theo Paphitis. Schools from all over the country will be descending down on The Alton Towers Resort for a fantastic day of motivational speakers, fun activities and of course the main challenge.
There will be over 1500 people attending this years grand finals enterprise event at The Alton Towers Resort and if you’re lucky enough to have got through the competition to this stage then you will be walking amongst the countries best entrepreneurial KS3 and KS4 students.
Keep your eyes peeled on the website for further information regarding the finals. TEACHERS – you will receive an email with the finals pack as well as all information regarding the grand finals.
If your school hasn’t taken part in the challenge this year please give us a call on 01785 550 160 or contact us via our contact page on the website for more information. Our bespoke enterprise days guarantee every school a team of 6 students and 2 staff entry to the finals event. No knockout rounds, no semi-finals. One winning team from your school will head straight to the grand finals at The Alton Towers Resort with Theo Paphitis.