Challenge for sixth formers

Ebony Daley is congratulated by Michael Oglesby CBE, wqtched by other entrants, judges and school staff. EMN-150202-085840001
Ebony Daley is congratulated by Michael Oglesby CBE, wqtched by other entrants, judges and school staff. EMN-150202-085840001

De Aston’s second Sixth Form Entrepreneurial Competition, sponsored by ex-student Michael Oglesby CBE, has taken place, where students were set the challenge of coming up with a product or idea which would provide a solution to a problem or benefit lives.

Teams and individuals submitted proposals and presented pitches in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style to the judges - Michael Oglesby CBE and school governors, Michael Davenport and Richard Marshall - in a bid to win a cash prize to help them with their studies.

Proposals included a Spanish restaurant, personalised bags, an e-betting lounge and a pet tracking device.

“Your initial creativity is great,” said Mr Oglesby and awarded £250 to Ebony Daley, whose idea of the pet tracking collar, linked with a smartphone app for pet owners, was the most developed.

The other entrants will each receive £100 and Mr Oglesby congratulated everyone for their efforts.