STUDENT entrepreneurs are hoping to win a national competition after coming up with a design for a new pair of flip flops.
Pupils from Endon High School were given the task of developing the footwear for social enterprise retailer, Gandy’s.
With the help of student ambassadors from the Ryman National Enterprise Challenge and funding from exam body OCR, they came up with their prototype.
It was one of a series of tasks, aimed at testing young people’s business skills
Now the team from Endon High, known as Octosub, has landed a place in the national finals of the enterprise challenge this July.
They will be up against up to 100 other secondary schools, where they will pitch their ideas and take part in a question and answer session with Dragons’ Den star Theo Paphitis.
Charlotte Bosworth, director of skills and employment at OCR, said: “The challenge provides young people with fundamental skills they can build on to establish a strong enterprise and entrepreneurial culture.”
Source: The Sentinel