Creative Wise Owls pick up business trophy

Winners of Junior Enterprise Challenge with deputy mayor Mike Thompson, Barnaby the bee and MP Stephen Lloyd
Winners of Junior Enterprise Challenge with deputy mayor Mike Thompson, Barnaby the bee and MP Stephen Lloyd

BUDDING business men and women showed off their entreprenurial talents this week.

Ten teams of pupils from Eastbourne primary schools accepted the Junior Enterprise Challenge organised by Eastbourne Education Business Partnership in association with Scerri Solutions.

They were competing for the new Challenge Trophy sponsored by EDEAL and Eastbourne & District Chamber of Commerce.

The youngsters were informed they were bidding to promote the new Eastbourne Carnival. They had to create a carnival logo, poster and flyer, write a radio advertisement and design a carnival souvenir.

They produced a display of their work, presented the radio advert and kept an accurate record of their costs, anticipated earnings and ‘profit’.

Representatives from EDEAL, Chalvington Communications, Barclays and Apollo Property Services assisted the teams with business advice and helped with judging and prizes.

Manor Creative Corporate Gifts also contributed materials and prizes. Deputy mayor Cllr Mike Thompson and Stephen Lloyd MP attended to promote the carnival and played a key role with judging and presentation of prizes to the winning teams.

Wise Owl Marketing from Moira House Junior School was declared the overall winner. Runners-up were Team Venture-TV from West Rise Junior and Polegate Chanity. MATAM from Pevensey & Westham CE Primary were also highly commended.

The winners received the new trophy, produced by Semantics, plus vouchers from Chalvington Communications. Everyone received certificates and corporate gifts.

Steven Goss-Turner, chairman of Eastbourne EBP, said, “We were pleased so many schools took part and grateful for all the support.”