Sixth Form business students at Oswestry School have set up a new space for budding entrepreneurs in a previously unused area of the school called The Hub.
The idea to set up a place in which different businesses under the school venture ‘OsBiz’ could operate came following the success of the first year of operation. Having raised over £500 for charity it became clear that the enterprise needed a base to work from.
The students formed a committee and after much research, discussion and debate a detailed proposal was presented to the Headmaster. The idea was approved and with students hard work and determination the idea turned into a reality; a risky reality as a large investment was required. To be successful the area needed to look appealing and inviting - a place in school where students would feel at home.
The name, The Hub, was suggested by parent and local businesswoman from Sign and Design Jean Oakley.
Head of Business Faculty, Linda Stephens, commented, “This space is just what the business students were looking for, somewhere to escape the busy school environment, a place to meet and hang out with friends. The name represents the brand has created an image that will help promote future OsBiz ventures.”
OsBiz committee members Sarah Bucknall, Eliza Liepina, Brian Wong and Evelyn Ma said, “This fantastic investment has allowed us to create a multifunctional space which can be used by all the OsBiz ventures. Last year we supported the Teenage Cancer Trust, Pod Children’s Charity, Make-A-Wish and the Bone Cancer Centre at the RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital. We hope this new facility will enable us to raise even more for charity over the forthcoming year.”