Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Pupils scoop Tycoon in Schools prize

PUPILS from Queen Anne’s School in Caversham have won the award for best key stage 3

PUPILS from Queen Anne’s School in Caversham have won the award for best key stage 3 business in Peter Jones’s Tycoon in Schools competition.

The girls sold chalkboard notice boards and friendship bracelets from recycled materials under the company name RustiQ and made a profit of £778.97 for Kamuli Friends, a charity providing accommodation and health support for people and nurses in Uganda.

The girls were presented with the award by the Dragons’ Den star and the Duke of York at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Team member Georgie Ralston, 14, said: “We feel very proud of our achievement as we know that we were able to help another community by raising money to improve their way of living.”

The girls made the notice boards out of roof slates and, using their connections to local primary schools, sold them at fairs , parents’ evenings, concerts and the Henley Christmas Festival.



Zoe Campbell, 14, said: “We gained valuable experience by interacting with different types of customers during the selling process and knowing that the money was going to a good cause made the experience even more worthwhile.”

Tycoon in Schools is an annual competition that challenges youngsters to run their own businesses using a loan of up to £1,000 provided by the Peter Jones Foundation.



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