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Students light up BIG challenge awards with their business idea!

Students light up BIG challenge awards with their business idea!
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Students light up BIG challenge awards with their business idea!

11 December 2017

A team of pupils from Stocksbridge High School are turning their “light bulb” moment business enterprise  into a new venture after winning an award in the city wide BIG Challenge.

The enterprise initiative is aimed at encouraging pupils in years 7 to 11 to come up with their own business idea, establish it as a venture and successfully run it.

Year seven pupils Noah Kitchen, Harrison Dimelow and James Wheeler entered their business “Literary Lanterns” which upcycles glass jars into attractive lanterns incorporating extracts from classic books into the design.

The lanterns come in all different shapes and sizes and are lit up using electric t-lights – 80 per cent of the materials used are recycled.

The team approached Fox Valley’s Centre Manager Annabel Plumtree to apply to be part of the centre’s regular market and will be selling their award winning lanterns at the Christmas themed market on Saturday December 16th.

As part of the challenge the pupils had to look at all aspects of the business including marketing, logo design, product development and accounting.

The attractive lanterns feature classic books such as Alice in Wonderland and can be seasonally themed as well as featuring gardening and cookery books.

More than 230 teams entered the BIG challenge this year and Literary Lanterns were selected as one of the eight finalists to achieve the “Flying Start Award.” The award was presented to the team at a ceremony held on December 6th.

Annabel Plumtree said: “We were really impressed with the team when they came to Fox Valley to put forward their business ideas to be considered for our market.

“The lanterns look really lovely and are a perfect product for the Christmas market on December 16th. We wish the Literary Lanterns team all the very best with the venture and hope everyone comes along to the market on December 16th to support them.”

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