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Second Years impress with enterprising innovations


Second Year pupils enhanced their problem solving, teamwork and communication skills as they took part in The National Enterprise Challenge’s Key Stage 3 Challenge.

The task, which was part of an Enterprise Day, was set by Air Products and required entrants to work in teams to create a brand-new product using recycled cylinders and tanks.

Pupils developed their STEM skills as they thought about environmental issues, identified potential new uses and created a brand identity. They then considered how they would market and sell their new product before pitching their ideas to a judging panel.

The winning team, which will take part in the Virtual National Final on Thursday 15th July, was ‘Elphacan’ – consisting of Owen Morriss, Bethan Holding, Lily Groves and Jamie Rogers.

Their idea was a children’s playhouse, which included a raft of innovative ideas such as turning the recycled items into a slide and a fireman’s pole. Their slogan – ‘solving problems, creating solutions’ – also impressed the judges.