Congratulations to team “Nascent” on winning the South and Vale Final of the Young Enterprise Competition held on Monday 27 March at Abingdon School. The team were judged on their stand, company report, interviews with judges and a four-minute presentation. The team really impressed the judges with their enthusiasm, which not only shone-out from their stand but also in their presentation.
The head judge commented on their original and creative stand which was laid out like a picnic, with a selection of cakes made from their cookbook “Oh Crumbs…” compiled with recipes submitted by staff at Larkmead School. “Nascent” beat teams from Abingdon Boys School, St Helen’s and St Catherine’s, Our Ladies’ Abingdon, and Wallingford School.
This is the first time Larkmead has won this stage and gone through to the County Final which will be held in May, when they will have to compete against nine other teams from across Oxfordshire. Team member Jodie Morris also scooped the award for ‘outstanding personal contribution’; nominations for this award came from business advisers and Centre lead – Well done to Jodie!
Thanks are due to everyone who has supported the team in any way, especially business adviser Dennis Robbins from Unipart, and Laura Green and Lucy King from SMEG UK.
Chris Harris, Larkmead’s Headteacher, stated “This is the first time that a Young Enterprise Team from Larkmead school have won the South and Vale Final. We are delighted with their success and very much looking forward to the County Final at the Said Business School. Enterprise in its widest sense is an essential skill for young people in such a demanding and changing world but also an exciting world, and we are pleased that this group of students are excelling in this.”