Lealands’ Students Win Young Enterprise Awards.
A team of Lealands Year 11 students pitched a stall at the recent Bedford Trade Fair to sell their branded t-shirts and caps as part of Young Enterprise.
Young Enterprise is a charity that works with young people, their teachers and parents to help them build a future for themselves with the aid of education and training programmes.
The team, including Lealands’ Head Boy, Romael Ferguson and Head Girl, Lucy Field created their enterprise ‘Certified King’. The business is described as a brand that seeks to innovate the arts, media and fashion world. Their aim is to set up events for young people in the hidden creative economy to give them the opportunity to showcase their talent to the public. They also produce hats and t-shirts and are hoping to expand this in the future to designing their own range of clothes with the aim of getting them manufactured.
As part of the process, the team had to compete at Bedford Trade Fair alongside other Young Enterprise companies. The students took along their branded t-shirts and caps to sell to help raise awareness of the brand. Over the course of the day the Young Enterprise traders were being judged on various categories.
When trading closed, the team had made a total of £96 and won two categories; the best stand and the best customer service.
Lealands Headteacher, Mr John Burridge said “We are extremely proud of the achievements of these students. They have shown fantastic initiative, teamwork and commitment to the programme with all of this going on outside of school whilst also studying for their GCSEs.”