Dragon’s Den Success

Dragon’s Den Success


Well done to our Young Enterprise Team, Zooble, who have successfully taken part in a Dragon’s Den event this week and secured £75 of funding to help get their business up and running. The team, made up of Phoebe, Sam, Annabelle, Bethany, Nathaniel and Jake, have been working well together throughout the year to set up their business as part of the Young Enterprise challenge.

Nathaniel is responsible for PR and explains more:

“Our business is a platform where users can sell their used clothes to those who need them. Our core ideology being to increase the lifetime use of clothes to reduce landfill. Our website is currently being set up by Phoebe, our web designer. Recently, we participated in Young Enterprise’s Dragons Den and successfully received an investment of £75 from the following local businesses:  Jacquie Tarry (The Mediterranean Way); Steve Winter (Wightfire); Jamie Busby (Hose Rhodes Dickson); Matt Jeffery (Brightbulb Design) and Sue Lucas (Moore South). The money will be used to support our marketing and the infrastructure of our website, Zooble. We would like to thank Miss Tanya Norris and Mr Paul Dyer, who have supported the business and arranged after school meetings to prepare us for Dragons Den and beyond.

We can’t wait to see how their business idea will develop and grow!

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Partnership Governor Vacancies

Partnership Governor Vacancies


The governing board is inviting nominations from parents for three partnership governor vacancies

Do you know someone who would be interested in working with Carisbrooke College, Medina College and The Island VI Form to make a difference to young people’s lives? If so, please share these vacancies with them and consider making a nomination. 

Governors work with school leaders to make sure that all young people in our schools can achieve their aspirations. Our governors bring a variety of skills from outside education and gain experience and skills which can be of help in their work life. 

If someone you know would like to know more, they can contact emma.shambrook@iwef.org.uk to arrange an informal chat with one of our governors. 

To make a nomination, please complete the form below and submit it to the clerk to governors. Nominations close on 28th May 2021. 

For more information about being a Governor, please visit:

www.iwef.org.uk/iwef/governor-recruitment

Nomination Form (Word Version)

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Omar Sharif Knife Crime Workshops

Omar Sharif Knife Crime Workshops


Omar Sharif last visited us in January to share his story of involvement with gangs and knife crime. After seeing friends go to prison and others tragically die, Omar turned his life around. He won a Pride of Britain award and now works as an inspirational speaker. 

Students in years 8, 9 and 10 had workshops with Omar today (1st December) via Zoom, where they took away key messages about knife and gun crime, county lines and managing our emotions in a positive way. 

Omar is a fantastic role model and motivated our students to consider how they can find ways to cope with pressure and achieve their best. 

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