Economists get creative

Five Year 13 boys have won a prize following a special business skills workshop held at the School. Yonny Lee, Niral Malde, Viknesh Hariharan, Shiv Ramchandani and Vighnesh Shah formed the winning team at the event run by the Cass Business School and social enterprise MyKindaCrowd.

Twenty-five QE boys took part in the workshop, working in teams of five. They were given an imaginary £100,000 and the use of a theatre of their choice, with a challenge to maximise revenue streams. “The boys were encouraged to be as creative as possible with how they would use the theatre,” said Economics teacher Michael Feven. “From the choice of theatre and the cost implications, through to marketing and branding and coping with unexpected cost changes, the boys had to juggle all the economic strands to produce and deliver a presentation to their peers and a representative from MyKinda Crowd.”

""The boys also had to produce a written portfolio and report on their plans. This was then assessed by Cass Business School alongside entries from a number of other UK schools. The winning QE team were invited to the Cass Business School, part of City University London, where they received their prizes of an iPad each. They have also won an individual mentor meeting with Cass representatives.

MyKindaCrowd aims to engage and inspire young people and to connect them with the world of work through an online platform that allows businesses to set innovative challenges.