Budding business pupils from Stamford School are celebrating after winning second place in the national finals of Coca Cola Enterprises’ Real Business Challenge.
The annual enterprise competition, run by Coca-Cola Enterprises saw over 780 entries from secondary schools across the UK, with the team from Stamford School making it to final 11 schools which took part in the grand finals.
The national final was split across two days, with pupils first attending a Parliamentary reception at the House of Commons to showcase their campaigns. This included an app design to raise funds and awareness for this year’s competition partner Special Olympics Great Britain which was presented to Stamford’s MP Nick Boles, as well as other MPs and industry partners.
Following their day at the House of Commons, the pupils went on to present at the grand final in London. Teams put forward their proposal for a new sustainable juice brand to a panel of industry experts including Josh Hardie, Director of Corporate Responsibility at Tesco and Helen Davies, Head of Public Affairs at education awards body, OCR. The teams then had the chance to meet Special Olympics athletes Ben Kelly and Georgina Maton and take part in a Q&A session.
Emma Calvert, teacher at Stamford School, said: “This has been an inspiring process and a fantastic opportunity and we are very proud of everything our team has achieved”
First place was won by students from Wycombe Abbey School.