Stamford School team wins regional Coca Cola enterprise contest

The team from Stamford School are presented with their Coca-Cola Enterprises Real Business Challenge regional winners trophy. EMN-150213-155643001
The team from Stamford School are presented with their Coca-Cola Enterprises Real Business Challenge regional winners trophy. EMN-150213-155643001

Pupils from Stamford School are celebrating after being crowned regional champions for the East Midlands as part of this year’s Coca Cola Enterprises Real Business Challenge.

The national competition that involves over 780 secondary schools across 11 regions in the UK, put the pupils’ ‘budding’ business acumen and creativity to the test in a number of regional challenges.

The team from Stamford School travelled to Pride Park in Derby to take part in the challenge, which involved developing a campaign to raise awareness for Special Olympics Great Britain, a charity dedicated to providing training and athletic competitions in a variety of sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Throughout the challenge the pupils from Stamford School impressed the panel of judges, which included business mentors from Coca Cola Enterprises, with their creativity and business skills.

As winners of the regional heat, the team will receive an all-expenses paid trip to London, including tickets to a West End show.

They will then visit the House of Commons for the Real Business Challenge Parliamentary Reception, where they will present their campaigns to Nick Boles, Minister of State for Skills and Equalities and Stamford MP, before going on to compete against 10 other regional champions at the national final, also being held in London on March 18.

Emma Calvert, teacher at Stamford School, said: “What a fantastic opportunity for our students. They gained new skills, had to display good teamwork and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.”