Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 at Attleborough High School undertook challenges for a week specifically aimed at developing their enterprise skills.

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The usual school timetable was suspended for the week and students worked in mixed age groups setting up a range of businesses that had an environmental and conservation focus. They came up with ideas for a local food company, renewable energy firm, a bird feeding business a photographic challenge and tourism company.

On the final day of enterprise week, a range of events took place to celebrate and display the achievements of all involved, which was attended by Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman.

Parents and friends were treated to an enterprise fair where they could buy products including jewellery and key rings made by staff and students. They were able to peruse an exhibition of displays of students work and marvel at the wind sculptures and photography. There was also a fashion show of clothes and accessories created by students from recycled products and a street dance performance.

Mr Freeman said: “I was delighted to be invited to Attleborough High School to see for myself the results of the school’s fantastic enterprise week. I enjoyed seeing the students so enthusiastically engaged in a wide range of activities and I congratulated the school for focusing on the tremendously important subject of enterprise. These students will be part of the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders which are so vital for Norfolk’s vibrant rural economy and for Britain’s economic recovery.”

The profit made by students during the enterprise challenge event will be donated to a variety of local charities, including East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.

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