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Young Enterprise Team, Unitas Creo

In September 2017, several Year 11 students from Avon Valley School decided to become involved in setting up a business, whilst working with students from other local schools, under the ‘umbrella’ of Young Enterprise.
Young Enterprise is a country-wide scheme whereby students start up companies, produce products or services, and then go out into the local area to sell them. Along the way, these companies experience the highs and lows of being a small business and come across the same difficulties that face all business owners. How the companies deal with the pitfalls is individual to them, but for every student this will be a valuable learning curve. They have the chance to take on a role and the relevant responsibility of the position within the company, for example: Marketing, Finance Director, H.R and ICT.
The Young Enterprise companies comprise of students from Rugby High and Lawrence Sheriff 6th form, along with Year 11 students from Avon Valley and Harris School. This makes for a lively and diverse social experience and enables students to share more ideas. This mix also exposes students to a more realistic experience of the world of work, where they meet people outside of their own school/social environment.
This year’s scheme saw similar issues and difficulties that have arisen in other years, with students overcoming various challenges which bound the team members together and enabled them to grow and flourish during the year.
At the end of the scheme, all the companies come together for an evening to showcase their company’s products. Each company had to write a company report, produce accounts and give a formal presentation to a large audience, which was no small feat in itself. Awards are given out and the best company goes forward to compete in the regional finals, with a chance to go on to the national finals.
The Belvoir Lettings Best Company Award was won by Unitas Creo for their innovative products and ideas. This team included three members from Avon Valley School, Chloe Hunt, Adelina Sirbu and Kelsey Widdows. These girls will now go on to compete in the regional final on 15th May at Coventry University, which will be held at 6.30pm in the Alan Berry Building. We would like to wish the team the very best of luck.

Avon Valley students receive certificates from UK Maths Trust

Fifteen students from The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College have received certificates following their participation in a national Maths Challenge.

Each year the UK Mathematics Trust, a registered charity whose aim is to advance the education of children and young people in mathematics, run a junior, intermediate and senior maths challenge for students across the United Kingdom. Last academic year over 600,000 pupils from 4,000 schools took part in the three individual challenges, which are the UK's biggest national maths competitions.

The keen number crunchers from The Avon Valley School were all entered into the intermediate challenge which is aimed at students in Year 9 to Year 11. In total fifteen students were awarded certificates following their involvement in the competition. The school’s bumper certificate haul included lots of silver awards and one gold which was received by Year 10 student Jamie Saunders who also progresses through to the next round of the competition.

Debbie Tyas, Faculty Leader for Maths commented “We have lots of able mathematicians in the school and this competition is a wonderful way for them to showcase their ability. The questions are not easy and receiving a certificate should be considered a real honour.”

Headteacher, Alison Davies, said “As a maths teacher myself I can really appreciated how complex some of these questions are. I would imagine many adults would struggle to answer them. I am proud that these students have received their certificates and I am grateful to the maths faculty for giving the students the opportunity to compete.”

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Blayne has volunteered time and raised £1000 for homeless project

After being set a challenge by his teacher, a Year 7 student from The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College has spent time supporting local homeless people and has raised £1000 for a local homeless project.

In a recent PSHE lesson, Phoenix House student, Blayne-Roy Bennett along with his classmates were set the challenge to ‘Change the World’. After being set the challenge, and seeing people sleeping rough in Rugby, Blayne decided he wanted to help people less fortunate than himself in two ways.

Firstly, he spent a Saturday evening volunteering with ‘Help the Homeless - Rugby’s community-based project that offers rough sleepers and other vulnerable people in Rugby, fresh clothing and vegan food every week. Secondly, Blayne decided to raise funds for the project by completing a 5km run at Draycote Water for which he raised a staggering £722.50. The figure was then topped up to the £1000 mark by Mr Robinson’s Barbershop who host ‘Help the Homeless – Rugby’ and run the shelter from the business’s premises in Church Street, Rugby.

Gabrielle Vella, Teacher of PSHE, said “This term my Year 7 students are learning about global citizenship and discovering what it means to be a good citizen. To bring the topic to life, I decided to challenge the students to 'Change the World' in whatever way they can.”
Miss Vella added, “Some students have raised money for charities, some have written letters to the Government, some are personally doing different things to make others happy, another student is cutting her hair for the Little Princess Trust. They have all made me very proud, and it's amazing to see these children passionate about developing, and changing, the world.”
Alison Davies, Headteacher, said, “It has been lovely to see and hear about these students wanting to make a difference to the world in which we live. There have been some excellent ideas, and lots of enthusiasm shown towards this challenge. It is clear that this is a project that Blayne feels passionate about and I believe his efforts will make a real difference to vulnerable people in the town. We are very proud of him and the other students who’ve stepped up to this challenge.”
Blayne’s mum said, “Both myself and Blayne’s step dad are just amazed by the donations people have made to sponsor Blayne, he is a amazing young man with a heart of gold and always puts others before himself. He’s already thinking of what he can do next to help others and we are literally bursting with pride.”

For further information, or to arrange a photo opportunity please contact Theresa Bale, Headteacher’s PA on 01788 542355 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.