Year 10 students from The Grange School, Christchurch have just written and published their book, “How Did I Get Hair There? and other burning questions”, written by teenagers, for teenagers, to help young people and their parents deal with the challenges of becoming young adults.The book is the brainchild of the student business, The Growing Generation, a Young Enterprise student company, and comprises real experience, sound advice and useful contacts. The 11 chapters, written by the students in their own words, include Family Life, School, Puberty, Bullying and Hobbies. Original illustrations reinforce the subject matter through amusing snapshots of the issues facing today’s young people.
The book has now been published and is on sale through local outlets, for the cost of £4.99. Students are also approaching primary schools, churches, community groups and The Young Enterprise marketplace ( www.ye-marketplace.org.uk/products) to hone their sales skills as part of this learning experience.
Managing Director of The Growing Generation, Mitchell Sherred, is enthusiastic about the book and the journey the students have taken to reach this point. “We have all worked hard to put this book together, make sure it was original work, and produce a book to be proud of. We hope our readers find “How Did I Get Hair There?” an accessible, easy and informative read, as it is written for young people just like us.”
He commented that “We have learned so much over the past six months about working together, being tenacious, and finishing a project, as well as developing lots of business skills. Our efforts have secured us a place in the Dorset Young Enterprise County finals. We have had to do several presentations, car washing to raise our seed funds, set up and run exhibition displays, handle interviews and write reports along the way. It’s been a lot of hard work, but fun as well. “
Notes to editors
The Grange School is an 11-18 co-educational school, based in Christchurch, which is a part of the Twynham Learning Federation.
T: 01202 486536 or [email protected]
Young Enterprise is the UK’s leading enterprise and financial education charity reaching over 250,000 young people every year. We make the connection between school and the world of work, enabling young people to develop the knowledge and attitudes they need to succeed, building on 8 key skills: Communication, Confidence, Financial Capability, Initiative, Organisation, Problem-solving, Teamwork and Resilience. www.young-enterprise.org.uk