Welwyn Garden City students make a lot of lolly!

STUDENTS from WGC are learning fast about life in the world of business management. Pupils form Stanborough School, in Lemsford Lane, competed against each other in a week-long Business Enterprise Challenge

STUDENTS from WGC are learning fast about life in the world of business management.

Pupils form Stanborough School, in Lemsford Lane, competed against each other in a week-long Business Enterprise Challenge, organised by their teachers.

The budding entrepreneurs were split into three different teams, and left to devise their own business, delegate their own roles, organise the buying and selling of their product and keep an eye on their profit margins.

The teams also had to choose a charity to donate their profits to.


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Business teacher Emine Ramadan said: "The competition has been immense.

"They [the students] are all so competitive it's unbelievable!"

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One team, called Empire, after this year's Apprentice team, had made the canny decision to sell ice lollies to students at lunchtime, with temperatures hitting 30 degrees. Within 25 minutes, the lollies were sold out.

Louise Shorter, operations manager for Empire, which is raising money for the RSPCA, said: "We decided to sell something summery, and what better thing to sell than ice lollies?"

Harriet Muxlow, chairman of Suger Rush, which sold pick and mix sweets and cookery books in aid of the Isabel Hospice, said: "We sold out on the first day, and made about �63 in half an hour."

The third team, called Multi Satisfiers, held a football computer game competition, raising money for Cancer Research.

Chairman Matt Lewis, 17, said the Business Enterprise Challenge helped "put what we've learned into practice".

"It's been better than I expected," he said.

"This all helps in the long run.

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