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GCHQ / GFutures Young Enterprise Event

Severn Vale Year 9s show how innovative they are in a GCHQ sponsored Young Enterprise competition

On the 16th January, 90 Year 9s took part in a GCHQ, in partnerships with GFutures, Young Enterprise Event. The Dragon’s Den style competition required the Year 9s to come up with new and imaginative business ideas around ways to look after our planet or using space to benefit mankind.

During the day the teams of 5-7 students were supported by business mentors who helped them focus and develop their ideas. The event finished with each of the fifteen teams pitching their ideals to a panel of GCHQ and GFutures judges.

The judges were very impressed with the variety and creativity of the pitches presented and the winning team (company name Plasteco) are worthy winners with their idea focusing on a home based recycling unit that uses plastic household waste and turns it into usable items such as mugs or plates. 

The members of Plasteco: Charlotte, Ryan, Ryan, Austin, Adele and Alex will go to GCHQ on the 1st May to take part in the second round of the competition which is an inter-schools competition where they will face stiff competition from nine other schools in Gloucestershire.

We wish them the best of luck.

Virginia Martin
Careers Lead