Children from Hemel Hempstead’s Adeyfield School recently completed the first stage of challenges in a national competition.

Teams of students – with the help of student ambassadors – were tasked with developing a new flip flop for the social enterprise Gandy’s flip flops.

The event was part of the National Enterprise Challenge – an inter-school competition open to secondary schools across the UK.

The winning team from Adeyfield School will now go on to the national finals this July where they will compete against up to 100 schools.

The Adeyfield students will pitch their idea and participate in a Q and A session with Dragon’s Den stalwart Theo Paphitis.

The challenges are tailor-made, real life business situations that offer students the opportunity to develop enterprising, communication and leadership skills, time management, teamwork, confidence and public speaking.

They seek to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs and assist young people in developing key life skills.

This year, exams and qualifications body OCR is funding the entry for students from Adeyfield School.

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