Young entrepreneurs take on Louth business venture

Sixth form students show their initiative and identity a gap in the market at their recent meeting. EMN-141120-155823001
Sixth form students show their initiative and identity a gap in the market at their recent meeting. EMN-141120-155823001

Students at Cordeaux Academy are learning first-hand how the world of business works. Supported by staff at the Academy and ‘Leaders of the Future Programme’, the students have seized on an opportunity to explore the opening up of the newly installed ‘Exercise and Fitness Suite’ to the public.

Sixth form students have identified there is a gap in the current market and a business opportunity has developed. They are currently in the process of forming a Board of Directors and writing a business plan.

They plan to open the facility to the public for viewing on Thursday December 4 between 4.30pm and 8.30pm when membership fees and opening times will be available.

Assistant Vice Principal, Dave Gates is delighted with the initiative the students are showing. He said: “At Cordeaux our vision is for students to gain first-hand knowledge of the world of business and commerce and leave the Academy better equipped to cope with these demands. What better way to learn and gain experience than creating and running a real life commercial venture that also benefits the community of Louth”.