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The Young Enterprise IOW Grand Final

The Young Enterprise Company Programme Isle of Wight Grand Final took place at Quay Arts on Tuesday 9 May. Both Medina College and Carisbrooke College teams have been working hard towards the big day alongside five other Island School teams.

The event kicked off with each team preparing a trade stand where they showcased their business ideas. Carisbrooke College Wicks of Wight students: Mia G, Sophie B and Jo M produced a variety of handmade products made from soya wax and essential oils, while the team from Medina College: Ruby H and Elsie-May P displayed the physical sample of their online app – Open up, to demonstrate how their mental health game worked.

Both teams experienced the power of business networking when they met and spoke with a range of people from the world of business. After the table top display, each company team presented their business Dragon’s Den style to the eagerly awaiting audience.

Once they had heard all of the speeches, the judges retired to make their decisions.

Carisbrooke College came joint Third alongside St Catherine’s School and will now attend the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Grand Final in Southampton on Monday 15 May.

Well done to all our students involved, they received some wonderful, positive comments about their business ideas!

The Carisbrooke College Young Enterprise Company Programme team are pictured below with their Business adviser – Mark Lounds.