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Recognition for students’ business skills

Karen Chapple, Tiffany Shannon, Olivia Mutemanga and Claire Diamond
Karen Chapple, Tiffany Shannon, Olivia Mutemanga and Claire Diamond

Haverhill students have been recognised for their business skills at a special awards ceremony.

The awards were part of the ONE Haverhill Business Challenge, which saw teams of students from Castle Manor and Samuel Ward Academies starting their own businesses.

Four groups of 20 students aged 13 to 16 were set the challenge of creating a business with a start up grant of just £50.

The winners were Castle Manor Academy’s ‘Entrepreneurs of Entrepreneurship’ run by students Tiffany Shannon and Olivia Mutemanga who made £130 profit. The enterprising team sold cakes and biscuits, held car washes after school and created Easter hampers which they sold to students and teachers.

Youth Skills Manager, Karen Chapple, who was appointed by ONE Haverhill to build links between business and education in Haverhill, organised the event.

She said: “Huge congratulations to ‘Entrepreneurs of Entrepreneurship’ who won the competition with a £130 profit.

“But I would also like to congratulate all the students who took part in the challenge and developed their entrepreneurial skills. It was a great project to teach students the skills they will need in business. I’d like to thanks both Castle Manor Academy and Samuel Ward Academy for taking part and supporting the project and Alex Till at MENTA.”

ONE Haverhill hopes to run the challenge again in 2016.

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