For the fourth year running, a student from Malet Lambert School has picked up first place in the Badger’s Sett Enterprise Challenge, secondary school round.
Year 8 student Theo was crowned the winner after putting forward his IT business to help people manage their computer files on the move.
Before presenting his idea, Workspace Management, to the panel, he had already set up a website, social media sites and an online shop for customers to purchase his products.
This pro-active attitude and attention to detail secured him a £500 prize to invest in his business and a place in the final against Ainthorpe Primary School and post-16 winner Louise Upfold, held this Thursday during Global Entrepreneurship Week.
Theo said, “I’m so pleased I won. I put a lot of work into my pitch and I feel I’ve got a good chance in the final.
“The money is going to be used to buy licenses for the products I’m selling and also to promote my business.”
Theo wasn’t the only Malet Lambert pupil to be honoured with a prize.
Year 9 pupil Louis impressed judges with his digital marketing app and came second, winning £200 and has also been commissioned to create a video logo for the John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank.
Commendations went to Year 7 students Charlotte and Lauren for their personalised mug business and to Year 9 pupils Bethany and Amber for their cupcake company.
No pressure for Theo, but the Badger’s Sett final has been won by a Malet Lambert School team for the past three years – Green Queens in 2011, Loui Fowler in 2012 and Year 9 student Harry last year.