Students from Trinity Academy in Thorne came away with two of the three top prizes on offer at a recent inter-schools enterprise competition.
Ten of Trinity’s Year 9 students took part in the annual Emmanuel Schools Foundation ‘Business Game’ on November 15, held at Emmanuel College in Gateshead.
They competed against 10 other teams for the honour of being crowned Business Game Champions of 2019. Teams had just eight minutes to impress judges with their innovations, business plans, costings and marketing strategies.
Ecoplus came a creditable second place with their idea for eco-friendly biodegradable disposable cutlery.
Team Safelight received a special mention for their safety light that could be used by cyclists to warn cars they were driving too close. Both teams were presented with a prize of £100.
Ecoplus were only narrowly beaten into second place by a team from Christ College with their idea of an educational app. The team from Christ College had the better presentation and deserved to win although the standard of idea and presentations from all the schools was very high.
Judge Ian Dormer told students: “We have been enthralled by everything we have heard, particularly the maturity you have shown, your innovative ideas and the disciplined and thorough manner with which you have followed the brief.”
Speaking after the event, head of business and computing Mark Furniss commented: “Overall I am extremely proud of our students. They worked hard all week and represented Trinity Academy well.
“To come away with two of the three available prizes is very pleasing, and they should be proud.”