Doncaster Trinity Academy students win top prizes in schools enterprise competition

Students from Trinity Academy in Thorne came away with two of the three top prizes on offer at an inter-schools enterprise competition.

Ten Year 9 students took part in the Emmanuel Schools Foundation’s Business Game, held in Gateshead.

They competed against 10 other teams for the honour of being crowned Business Game Champions of 2019.

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Teams had just eight minutes to impress judges with their innovations, business plans, costings and marketing strategies.

Ecoplus came second with their idea for eco-friendly, biodegradable and 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, Gateshead with their idea of an educational app. Judges decided the team from Christ College had the better presentation, although the overall standard of ideas and presentations was very high.

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Judge Ian Dormer of Rosh Engineering Ltd 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.”

Head of business and computing Mark Furniss said: “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.”

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