Wish Upon a Jar Tycoon in Schools Finalists

Tuesday 24th April 2018

With the snow disruptions before the Easter Holidays, our Wish Upon a Jar finalists are waiting eagerly for the rescheduled date for their visit to Buckingham Palace to be announced. They have taken some time to reflect on their exciting journey to becoming a Tycoons in Schools Finalist. Emelia, Pandora, Freya and Lucy have worked very hard over the academic year to secure their place in the finals and should be proud of their accomplishments. This was highlighted when the team received a letter from the Make a Wish foundation thanking them for raising enough money to help a 5-year-old boy fulfill his dream of travelling to Lapland.

“Wish Upon a Jar were an amazing group to work with. Their enthusiasm and energy was infectious. The girls worked tremendously hard as a team, displaying strong leadership skills and great organisational abilities. They have put in hours of work and deserve all the success that they achieved. Well done, girls” – Andrea Robinson, 2018 Tycoons Leader


“My favourite part of the process was travelling to the different events, like Christmas markets and sport fixtures, to sell the product. Receiving the letter from the Make a Wish Foundation was a highlight as it made us realise the impact we were having.” – Emelia


“Throughout the process I learned a lot about how to be a good sales rep and a successful leader through having to balance my friendships with working as a team. I really enjoyed working towards a good cause, helping children less fortunate.” – Lucy


“Going to the markets and fairs to sell the products was one of my favourite parts. It was a great feeling seeing all our hard work come together. Overall, I learned so much about the process of creating and selling a product. I fell as though I have learned some valuable business skills for the future.” – Pandora


“The Tycoons in Schools challenge was a huge learning process.  Organisation and the importance of communication is key when working as a team. In the end we had a fantstic response and was able to see the positive impact we had.”  – Freya


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