All Year 8 students took part in a National  Enterprise Challenge supported by Staffordshire University and Lord Alan Sugar at the end of the Spring term.

 The competition is based around social enterprises in our communities and on our high street in particular ones that trade to tackle social problems, improve communities, people’s life chances or the environment. The task set was to come up with a Social Enterprise business idea that could have a positive impact on the local community. Groups had to demonstrate that they had identified a problem and had to explain how they were going to tackle it. Students worked throughout the day on the enterprise idea.

The winners from each class went through to present during Period 5 on stage in front of the judges. The overall winner of the day will go forward to London @ The Troxy  to compete against 80 other schools at the finals.  The winning team will then get the opportunity to run their social enterprise project for real !

The overall winners with their idea of ‘Gimmy Gummy’ – a speaking rubbish bin for the disposal of chewing gum which will be put in local high streets, buses, trains and in schools to tackle the issue of chewing gum which continues to litter our streets. The bin would be able to chew the gum up and say when it is full.

Going through to the Grand Final….The overall winning team was made up of Richmond students ~ Jaz Harvey, Zak Loader, Maddie Phillips, Ben Oughton,Kieran Pear and Hayden Richards. They will go forward to compete against the other 80 schools in London very soon.

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