Students Runners-up in National Business Competition
A group of students from Stamford School recently entered into Coca Cola Enterprises ‘Real Business Challenge’. After winning the regional competition the boys headed to London, to attend a reception at the House of Commons, and compete in the National Finals.
The ‘Real Business Challenge’ has been set up by Coca Cola Enterprises as a way of allowing young people to experience real work related learning. Now in its eleventh year, the challenge saw over 75,000 applicants, who were whittled down to just 13 teams, including Stamford School.
At the parliamentary reception, the teams presented their concepts from the regionals, where they developed an App to raise awareness for the Special Olympics GB.
At the final stage, the teams were tasked with presenting their ideas for a new sustainable juice brand. Stamford School’s brand was ‘Frevo’, a Brazilian-themed smoothie, and the packaging they chose was made entirely from plant-based biodegradable plastic. They came up with the idea of a Parrot mascot called Pedro, who would promote both the drink and the Special Olympics. Their publicity stunt was a Brazilian carnival float that would travel through the country raising funds and awareness for the Special Olympics and promoting Frevo.
During the day they also took part in workshops on time-management, teamwork, presentation skills and making business phonecalls.
Out of so many applicants the boys achieved great success by leaving the competition as National Runners-up.
Miss E Calvert, Head of Stamford School Scholars’ Society, and organiser of the school’s team said “The boys were absolutely brilliant, they learnt a great deal. I am so proud of them!”
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