Flower Show success for Westonbirt Sixth Form business students
Huge congratulations to Westonbirt Sixth Form Business students who organised their second annual Flower Show which took place last Sunday.
Last year saw the first Flower Show at Westonbirt following a 40-year hiatus; it had been taken over by the Tetbury Flower Show in 1983 but had stopped after lockdown when the organising committee could not gather a group to run it following the pandemic. The Business Studies team at Westonbirt stepped up to ensure the event could continue and took over its organisation.
This year’s Flower Show was a great success and there was a real buzz about the School – despite the rain! Students entertained the crowds with live music in the Ante Library, there were food stalls with offerings from pancakes to burgers and lots of competitions including a Dog Show. It was no mean feat to organise such an event, but the students did a fantastic job. Stall holders were pleased with the crowds, with several of them selling out, and one stall holder commented on the excellent communication they had received throughout the planning phase and remarked how the students ‘did a better job’ than other event organisers they had worked with.
Throughout the planning process, the students were able to put their business skills into practice; from event planning, marketing to fundraising. It has given them hands-on experience and furthered their knowledge of business as they progress in their future careers.
All profits from the Flower Show, including entry and raffle tickets, are going to the Great Western Air Ambulance and Tetbury Hospital.
It was a fabulous team effort and a big thank you to all the stall holders, sponsors and the students who put together a wonderful event.
Westonbirt School Flower Show was kindly sponsored by Stag Construction, Great Western Air Ambulance Charity, Perry Bishop, Cotswold Inns & Hotels, Vinotopia, Jolly Nice, and Holroyd Howe.