Hampton’s young entrepreneurs are celebrating after winning the Young Enterprise area final for the first time in the School’s history.
The team, made up of Captain Ross Hyde; Derek Chu; Oscar Nolan; Rayyaan Kazi; Leo Gregory; Tom Holland, Ollie Blair; Hari Prabhu and Farhan Hussain, won the Best Overall Company Award as well as the Team Journey Award, the latter reflecting the group which has learnt the most along the way.
Hampton’s Young Enterprise team ran with an environmentally friendly campaign called Feed-A-Beak which stemmed from the threat to our common garden bird species. The pupils came up with the logo ‘Save a Bird, Save the Planet’ and sourced a local range of bird pouches and houses as well as making their own brand of seed cakes.
Mr Slater, who has run the Young Enterprise initiative at Hampton School since 2012, and who retires at the end of this academic term, warmly praised the 2020 team:
What a wonderful way to end my association with Young Enterprise at Hampton! This is a first for the School and the team fully deserves its success. Feed-A-Beak is a great campaign and range of products and I wish the team well for the rest of the competition.
Team Captain Ross Hyde says the group is delighted:
It has been a momentous journey for all nine members of Feed-a-beak, one which at times left each of us thinking our efforts were for nothing. However, with the motivation of getting our products off the ground and into people’s gardens, we were all able to pull together. As team leader, I am proud of every member’s contribution to this outcome, and I hope that we can progress further in the national competition!
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