Honiton Community College Business students excel at Event Management
Year 13 Applied Business students at Honiton Community College have recently organised a cake sale and year 7 disco in order to raise funds for Honiton based charity, See The Future. The events were organised by the students as part of their Business Studies coursework and both events were a great success raising a total of £239 for the charity. Over 50 year 7 students attended the disco and greatly enjoyed the event.
Business Teacher, Julie Money said “The event provided a great opportunity for the students to develop their practical Business and Event Management skills. The group were responsible for carrying out a feasibility study and then for planning and running the events. The students did an amazing job and demonstrated excellent organisational and planning skills.”
Oliver Gorman, one of the organising group of Year 13 students said “Organising the whole event, from start to finish was a lot of fun and really helped me to develop my business skills. The actual event enabled me to practise my entertainment skills which will be useful for my chosen career as an entertainer. We were motivated to raise as much money as possible for a worthy cause like See The Future.”
See The Future is a Honiton based charity established to raise awareness of the importance of going to an opticians, not just for vision purposes but also to detect other health issues. Money raised goes to Non Government Funded Eye Care Units across the UK and local after care projects.
Leanne and John Greengrass, founders of the charity visited the students to collect the money raised by the events. Leanne said “It was lovely to be invited to Honiton Community College to receive a cheque that was raised by 6th Form Students studying Business. It was great to hear how they heard about See The Future and how they raised the funds. It is hard to organise events, no matter how big or small so I was overwhelmed to hear that they had run a cake stall and also organised a Year 7 Halloween Party. We are extremely grateful for all their hard work.”
Pictured (from Left to right) are Oli Reed, Jack Phillips, Sadie Pike, Sam Prangley, Leanne Greengrass, John Greengrass, Alex Fenegan, Toby Nicholas, Oli Gorman, Lauren Ives and George Hawker.