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Second Years impress with enterprising innovations

Second Year Enterprise Day 2021 winners

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.