Enterprising Deepings team rise to the challenge
On Tuesday, 4 July a group of enterprising Year 9 students from The Deepings School travelled to the Telford International Centre to take part in the Ryman National Enterprise Challenge Finals.
The Ryman National Enterprise Challenge is open to all secondary schools in the UK. Working in teams of six, the students spend a day working on real-life business challenges set by real-life businesses, which this year was to design and develop a brand new mobile or tablet app for high street stationers Ryman. The winning team from each Challenge then represents their school at the national finals.
Having secured their place to compete against students from 160 other schools, the Deepings team presented their new ‘Ryman Run’ app to a panel of judges – generating smiles all round with a performance of an advert they had written to promote their product.
Although the team did not win overall, they made the most of the opportunities available and listened to some inspirational words from Dragon’s Den star Theo Paphitis and Olympic Gold Medallist Joe Clarke about working hard, being determined and the value of learning from mistakes.
Well done to James Birkett, Madaleine Girvan, Willem Harding, Mia Holmes, Tyler Mayoh and Ellie Partner for representing the school in such a professional and enterprising way.