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Archway School

Young Entrepreneurs Competition

Archway School recently entered the Young Entrepreneurs Competition. This event involved 80 Year 9 students who took part in the first round of the competition which entailed creating an innovative business idea that could be developed and promoted to the business sector. 

A range of  business ideas were produced with students being assisted by business coaches who helped to develop their concepts and create presentations. All students pitched their ideas and were judged by a business panel from GFirst.   The winning team then progressed onto the County finals which were to be held at GCHQ.

     The team worked with their Young Entrepreneurs’ coach and members of Archway School English Department to really develop and refine their presentation. On the day they faced stiff opposition from Cheltenham College, The Crypt School, Dean Close and Westonbirt, but their pitch was first class and resulted in them winning the overall final event.

     The journey Jack, Jake, Oscar, Tom and Jonah went on from product conception to competing in the final was a joy to watch and the skills they have leant will no doubt aid them in their future careers. Archway School is very grateful to GCHQ for sponsoring the Young Entrepreneurs inter-school competition and we look forward to taking part next year to defend our title. 

     Mrs Virginia Martin, Careers Coordinator at Archway School added, “Watching the boys win the Young Entrepreneurs Competition made me wish I had joined Archway years earlier ... I never cried from joy in my last job!” 

     The students were equally thrilled with their winning concept, saying, 

     “Truly amazing experience to be part of, you never learn something until you do it.” Oscar 

     “It was an amazing experience and I found the experience really fun.” Jack 

     “A total joy to be a part of.” Tom