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Deepings School pupils made the Ryman finals
Deepings School pupils made the Ryman finals

Pupils from The Deepings School took part in the finals of the Ryman National Enterprise Challenge in July.

A group of five Year 9 pupils went to the final of the Ryman National Enterprise Challenge, the UK’s largest school’s enterprise education competition.

The challenge is part of the Inspirational Learning Group, which aims to provide innovative and enterprising off-timetable events for schools, colleges and universities; engaging, inspiring and motivating pupils through a range of activities.

The challenge has attracted more than 450 schools and 200,000 pupils since its first challenge was launched back in 2013.

The 2018 challenges were set by supporters, Ryman and KidZania.

Key Stage 4 pupils have been designing marketing campaigns for Ryman and in March all Year 9 competed against 45 other teams, the winning team from the day went on to represent the school at the National Finals, at the Telford International Centre.

The Deepings School competed against 160 schools in this year’s challenge and the team, made up of Ruby Gray, Ruby Carlisle, Thomas Finbow, Evie Alexander and Louis Allen, although a little nervous, were brimming with anticipation and excitement as they joined pupils from other competing schools at the finals.

Perri Kiely and Jordan Banjo, of dance group Diversity, were the hosts.

Linda Taylor, careers leader from The Deepings School said: “Developing employability skills and demonstrating an enterprising spirit are so important for all students and we were pleased to have been able to provide these work-related activities to the whole year group.

“The finals day saw our team demonstrate resilience and teamwork as they successfully rose to the challenge, preparing a range of display and marketing materials and even using sign language in their presentation!

“We would like to extend our thanks to our co-sponsors, British Sugar, who helped us to fund the initial activity day in school and also came along to support our team.”

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