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Eco teens show green credentials

TEAMS of tenacious teens last week took part in a business competition in the Touchwood shopping centre

TEAMS of tenacious teens last week took part in a business competition in the Touchwood shopping centre

The pupils from Birmingham and Solihull were testing their mettle in the Young Enterprise contest which asked them to sell a product of their own design.

This year’s theme was eco-friendly goods and the youngsters were keen to prove their green credentials. Among the items to catch the eye of the judges were recycled bins and decorative wooden utensils.

King Edwards Aston Boys Schools was awarded the prize for best stall, while the competitors from King Edwards High School for Girls were praised for their innovation. But Solihull schools held their own - the hoodies from Arden School and eco bags from St Martin’s School for Girls caused a real stir among shoppers.

Young Enterprise is open to 15-19-year-olds and is a great opportunity for teenagers to hone their business skills. More Young Enterprise days will be held in the coming weeks and the best Solihull school will be representing the borough in the Midlands final.

If you would like to know more about the initiative then go to www.young-enterprise.org.uk.

 

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