Enterprising pupils take on challenge

Eastbourne Young Enterprise Awards finalists with the Mayor of Eastbourne Cllr Mike Thompson and Chairman Gordon Piggott. April 19th 2013 E16244P ENGSUS00120130418173520

Eastbourne Young Enterprise Awards finalists with the Mayor of Eastbourne Cllr Mike Thompson and Chairman Gordon Piggott. April 19th 2013 E16244P ENGSUS00120130418173520

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Eight teams of Year 4 pupils from Eastbourne primary schools will participate in the fourth annual Junior Enterprise Challenge event at Devonshire Park on Monday October 6.

The challenge is being organised by Eastbourne Education Business Partnership in association with Eastbourne Town Team.

Representatives from Eastbourne Chamber, Town Team, Chalvington Communications, Barclays and Business SatNav will be on hand to assist the teams with business advice and to help with judging.

Eastbourne Theatres is providing the venue and Manor Creative has again contributed some of the materials.

Liberal Democrat councillor and deputy council leader Gill Mattock will help with the judging and to help present the prizes to the winning teams.

The challenge recognises the importance of enterprise to the local economy and aims to put some real business lessons into context for the pupils. As well as making learning fun, encourage teamwork and help them to develop their practical skills.

“We are pleased that so many schools are able to take part again this year and grateful to everyone who has agreed to support the event,” said Dr Steven Goss-Turner, chairman of Eastbourne EBP.

The teams have been asked to look at ways to brighten up our shopping areas in the town but will not know what the challenge is until the day.

The teams will be judged on their business plan and presentation, specific challenge tasks and how well they worked.

The winners will receive the Junior Enterprise Challenge Trophy sponsored by Eastbourne Chamber and EDEAL.

There will be prizes for the winners and runners up and a certificate for each of the participants.

Last year’s winners were pupils from Langney Primary School with Stone Cross School primary pupils chosen as runners up.