School's business minds in the running for national award

School's business minds in the running for national award

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Lucy Elder

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School's business minds in the running for national award

Business savvy students from Furze Platt Senior School have won themselves a place at the national finals of enterprise competition The LionHeart Challenge.

The team of 11 students took the overall prize at the South-east regional final held in Wembley on October 7, which saw them qualify for the national finals held in Lancaster on November 15.

The team wrote, produced, recorded and marketed an album to raise money for charity Daisy's Dream, which supports bereaved children in Berkshire, as their project.

The album is called Furze Platt Student Album 2013 and the group hope to raise £200 for the charity from its sales.

At the regionals, the year 11 pupils fought off opposition from 20 other schools to take the top spot.

Anna Kohn, the managing director of the team, said: "We are thrilled to win such a prestigious competition and it was good to engage in a project that we hope will really impress future employers."

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