Stu­dents reach fi­nal with green speaker in­ven­tion

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - by Camilla Good­man camilla.good­man@trin­i­tymir­ Twit­ter: @Camil­la_Good­man

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. en­deav­our­

If you are in­ter­ested in vol­un­teer­ing as a busi­ness ad­vi­sor or be­com­ing in­volved in Young En­ter­prise Chiltern, con­tact Mr Sutcliffe at

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

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