Worle students celebrate business success

PUBLISHED: 18:00 08 June 2014

Worle Community School winners: L-R: Jack Ozanne, Aniraj Sapre and Jack Humphries, Photo: Neil Phillips.

Worle Community School winners: L-R: Jack Ozanne, Aniraj Sapre and Jack Humphries, Photo: Neil Phillips.

Neil Phillips Photography

WESTON and Worle schools entered the ‘dragon’s den’ to showcase their entrepreneurship skills during a business competition.

The teams of pupils, from Worle Community School, Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College and Westhaven School, took part in the Enterprise 4U Business Challenge, which invited pupils from across the town to come up with an idea for a new firm.

The teams had to produce a business plan, marketing strategy, technical specifications and a prototype of the product they wished to sell.

They were then invited to Weston College’s Events and Conference Centre, which also sponsored the challenge, to exhibit their ideas before pitching them to the judges.

Innovations included a tablet case complete with solar re-charging panels, a carrier for potted plants and a retro products retail business.

The overall winners were RAJJ Industries, a team from Worle Community School, which designed a drinking flask containing smart technology that can reheat cooling beverages.

The teams were mentored by Weston business consultants Tony Smith and Bernie Richardson.

Mr Smith said: “There is a perception that kids don’t understand how business works and so I got on board to help spread recognition of what enterprise is all about.

“What we’ve seen is the culmination of much innovation, creativity and energy from our local young people, who are a credit to their schools.”

One of the ‘dragons’ was the new North Somerset Enterprise and Technology College principal Tony Wilson.

He said: “RAJJ’s business plan was thoroughly researched and showed awareness of the marketplace, competition, costings and technicalities. This was a product you could easily imagine selling well, and so they were worthy winners.”

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