Last week Scarlett Lee, Katy Mould, Carys Lindley and Evie Motteshead traveled to the Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester to participate in the North of England regional final of the enterprise challenge. It has been an exceptionally competitive and enriching experience, with more than 700 young people participating in the initial rounds across the Yorkshire & The Humber and Greater Manchester region.
To become a finalist team, the girls had to take risks and rise to the challenge and demonstrated their business acumen by recording one of the top three scores in our region and were 1 of only 6 finalist teams on the day. All teams have had 4 weeks to dream big and work on a business idea that will benefit their school in some way. Our team decided on a recycling scheme that would include litter picking, recycling pre-loved uniforms, and selling crafts made from recycled materials. They had 5 minutes to present their ideas to the panel of judges. The girls diligently practiced their pitch prior to their delivery, supporting each other to learn their lines, and gave an outstanding performance.
I am very pleased to announce that we secured second place overall, with only 5 points between us and first place. You should be proud of your achievements ladies as you are the entrepreneurs of the future! The day culminated in a tour of the stadium where we got to see the players’ dressing room and sit pitchside in their seats.