Students reach final with green speaker invention
STUDENTS from 12 teams across the Chilterns competed for 10 prizes at the Young Enterprise Chiltern Area 2016 Final.
The event was chaired by Young Enterprise Chiltern Peter Sutcliffe and was held on Sunday, March 20 at The Beaconsfield School.
Those attending the event heard from guest speaker Ian Rowe, whose presentation was based around his part in an attempt to become the first boat in history to row unsupported across 3,000 miles of the Atlantic Ocean in under 30 days.
The talk was complimented by Mr Rowe’s own family and business experience plus his work with Olympic rowing champions.
The overall winning team at the event was Endeavour, a combined team from Dr Challoner’s Grammar and Dr Challoner’s High Schools in Amersham and Little Chalfont.
The team produced a product called A.M.P (Alternative Music Power), a non-electric phone speaker amplifier that requires no Bluetooth cables nor electricity.
The team will now go on to compete in the county finals to be held in Aylesbury on May 16, and could potentially go through to the UK and European finals.
Mr Sutcliffe said: “I, and the judges were hugely impressed by all of the students and their products and presentations. They have demonstrated significant business skills and learnt a great deal about communication, confidence, team work and how to create and run a business. I congratulate all of them for taking part in the Company Programme. I also would like to thank all the business advisors who are local volunteers who willingly give of their time, knowledge and experience to help the students learn and develop new business skills.”
The Company Programme is the flagship programme of Young Enterprise, the UK’s leading enterprise and financial education charity.
Endeavour is funding the project itself and to raise cash to generate capital, it is selling t-shirts with the company logo on.
For more information about the winning team Endeavour or to buy a t-shirt visit www. endeavourstore.com.
If you are interested in volunteering as a business advisor or becoming involved in Young Enterprise Chiltern, contact Mr Sutcliffe at email@example.com.
Winners: The Endeavour Team – Florie Guneratine, Maya Ahmed and Sarah Platts – who produced an Alternative
Music Power device
Popping: Colonel Popcorn produced by Chilterns HIlls Academy students Adeeba Hassan, Harry Dawson, Kate
Fenner and Kiran Malik
Cheers: Self stirring mugs from Annabel Nangle Finlay Wood, Rebecca Logie-Inions and Christian Horridge of
Chesham Grammar School
Tasty tips: Lavanya Mohanani and Georgia Hill of Beaconsfield High School with their student cook book
Shaping up: Mayor of Beaconsfield John Read with Dr Challoners School team Siya Patel, Hinna Raja, Jonty Agarwal and Ellie Pardoe who produced Chinese dragon and reindeer figures
read: Dr Challoners students who produced a guide for teenagers, Issa Doha, Amy HarberHarris and Will Arnold