Over 200 primary pupils took part in the final of the Stockport Young Entrepreneurs of the Year competition at Stockport Town Hall.
Children at Cale Green Primary won first prize in the competition. They ran a company called First Aid Kids, producing an innovative app to help children and adults with first aid. This was linked to a website where users of the app could donate
They received their trophy from Alice Webb, Director of BBC Children’s, who described their efforts as “very impressive”.
Runners up were Alexandra Park Primary School.
The best trade stand at the final, voted for by other children at the event, was Queensgate Primary School, who set up a business called, “Bee Strong”, making bee friendly products in aid of the We Love Manchester charity.
The climax of the Stockport Young Entrepreneurs competition, in front of over 500 people at Stockport Town Hall on 8th July, was in the style of the Dragon’s Den. The children ran trade stands displaying their products with the school’s business links acting as ‘Dragons’ interviewing and judging them on criteria such as originality of design.
Councillor Dean Fitzpatrick, Cabinet Member for Education said:
“I’d like to say Congratulations to Cale Green Primary for winning first prize in the Stockport Young Entrepreneurs competition. I also want to say a massive well done to everyone who took park. It’s great to see so many of our pupils getting involved and I see a bright future for all of our Stockport pupils.”
Pictured are Young Entrepreneur winners Cale Green Primary.