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BUSINESS SAVVY: Westborough High School’s students receieved their Enterprising School title from former Dragons’ Den star, Theo Paphitis

BUSINESS SAVVY: Westborough High School’s students receieved their Enterprising School title from former Dragons’ Den star, Theo Paphitis

Kirklees high school continue to dominate enterprise competitions

When it comes to enterprising in schools, one Dewsbury establishment has cemented it place head and shoulders above the rest after scooping their latest award last month.

On 29th June, students and teachers from Westborough High School attended the Ryman’s National Enterprise final 2016 at Doncaster Racecourse, walking away with the biggest award of the night - Most Enterprising School 2016.

Students pitched their business and enterprise skills against young people from across the country, in front of some of business’s biggest names.

The 2016 challenge saw the school’s Year 10 students tasked with creating the ultimate school-based business, inspired by current ambassador, Theo Paphitis.

Popular youth television personalities, Dick and Dom, hosted the Grand Final, which saw finalists from each participating school pit their wits and best business schemes against one another, in the hope of being awarded the honour of national category winner.

Lukman Patel (Head of Business & Ethics) said: “To be crowned Ryman’s National Enterprise Most Enterprising school is a massive accolade and shows that we are leading nationally on Business and Enterprise education at Westborough.”

This is the school’s twelfth award in two years, meaning Westborough have now won every local, regional and national competition they have entered.

Last year, Year 10 students were confirmed joint winners of the national Tycoon in Schools contest at a ceremony attended competition founder, Peter Jones CBE.

The students, who set up the company Ethical Print, impressed with a community newsletter that focuses on charity work and environmental issues. To raise profits – which were then donated to charity – they sold advertising space to local businesses.

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