EAST ANGLIA STUDENTS CROWNED REAL BUSINESS CHALLENGE CHAMPIONS 2016/17

WINNERS Bungay High School3

 

Young entrepreneurs from Bungay win Coca-Cola European Partners' Real Business Challenge with a campaign to promote the Special Olympics GB National Games

 

Following the success of the recent Real Business Challenge Regional Finals, we are delighted to announce the Overall Champions this year are Bungay High School.

 

WINNERS Bungay High School6

 

WINNERS Bungay High School4

As part of their prize, students from Bungay High School have been awarded a VIP experience to London including a show and dinner, as well as an employability workshop to further develop the skills they gained during the competition. This comes in addition to the £1,000 students were awarded for their school after winning the East Anglia regional final last month in Norwich.

 

The Bungay High School students fended off strong competition, with more than 1,000 schools entering this year'sReal Business Challenge across 11 regions nationwide. The students' creativity and business skills were put to the test in a series of practical challenges which centred on developing a campaign to support SOGB, helping to raise awareness for the charity and its National Games. CCEP business volunteers were on hand to mentor the teams, giving students encouragement and professional advice before presenting their ideas to a panel of judges from the worlds of business, charity and education.

 

Angelo Goduti, Headteacher at Bungay High School, said: "We are delighted and extremely proud to have won the Real Business Challenge Final - this is a significant achievement for our participating students. The girls, who are an absolute credit to Bungay High School, have demonstrated their ability to be creative and innovative under pressure. We are extremely grateful to Coca-Cola European Partners for offering students an opportunity to work with a real business and gain valuable work related skills and experience."

 

Gina Solimeno, ‎Education Programme Manager at Coca-Cola European Partners, said: "Congratulations to Bungay High School on being crowned overall winners of this year's competition. Each and every one of the schools taking part displayed an impressive level of business acumen and made the decision for our judging panel a particularly difficult one. With that said, Bungay High School's campaign showed a great depth of creativity, professionalism and business viability that really captured the essence of Special Olympics GB. The competition as a whole has enabled us to shine a light on the importance of inspiring, motivating and supporting the development of young talent across Great Britain, and we hope that the process will help equip students with the tools they need to enter the world of work."

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