Top awards for Sprowston enterprise team

Just Regional
Jul 1, 2016 2 mins read

Sprowston Community High School’s Young Enterprise team “Accept It” have had a successful year in the National Young Enterprise Company Programme competition. The group of Year 12 students decided to set up a social enterprise selling bags to promote community harmony and the acceptance of diversity.

The team, made up of Olivia Pedley, Lauren Barnett, Fabian Harrison, Jack Cullum, Scott Goodson and Fahim Rahman (pictured right), has traded all year, selling bags at events around Norfolk, online and through “The Missing Shoe” on Castle Meadow.

Their hard work was rewarded when they won the title of Norfolk Company of the Year, beating teams from schools and sixth forms across Norfolk. They then went on to represent the county at the Young Enterprise East of England regional finals at Cambridge University on June 16.

“Our team set up their stand, faced a grilling from the judges, and then presented their business to a packed lecture theatre,” said Ms Bircham, head of faculty, work, learning and life. “Accept It represented Sprowston and Norfolk brilliantly, and were pleased to come away with the Social Enterprise of the Year Award!

“The team put a huge amount of work in and have proved themselves to be exceptional young leaders, and shown real entrepreneurial potential.

“Thanks must also go to Emma van Deventer from Wex Photographic, who has given her time over the year to support the team as their business adviser. The team has also been kindly supported by Simon at Aviva and Sarita at The Missing Shoe.”

Sprowston High Enterprise


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