Festival Challenge for Budding College Entrepreneurs

Newton Abbot College’s Year 9 Business Studies students got a taste of creative design recently, participating in the College’s ‘Festival Challenge’ as part of a Business Studies workshop.

The challenge saw students designing and creating an all-weather poncho from basic materials including bin liners and card. Ponchos were customised with pockets, company branding and aesthetic designs to create a unique selling point for their product.

Students created their own festival poncho
Students created their own festival poncho

Once designed, students participated in a catwalk to present their ideas and outline areas of added value and USP before the best design and presentation was voted upon by the rest of the class.


Teacher of Business Studies, Laura Davey, said of the challenge: “It was a great opportunity for our students to engage in learning in a practical and fun way whilst also gaining knowledge of key business terms and concepts. The range of student ideas and level of personalisation was fantastic to see.”

Festival Challenge Business Studies Newton Abbot College Ofsted Good Secondary School 5
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