Hartlepool student wins an award for her enterprise

Hannah Wood from Catcote Business Academy with her award.

Hannah Wood from Catcote Business Academy with her award.

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A student has been awarded a top accolade for her enterprising work.

Hannah Wood, from Catcote Academy, in Catcote Road, Hartlepool, was awarded the Young Enterprise Sir John Moore Award for special achievement at the Marriot Hotel, at the Metro Centre, Tyneside, for the difference enterprise has made to her confidence.

She has experienced, developed and mastered enterprise skills, which are skills for life.

Alison Brown, Catcote Academy

Hannah has worked as a director of the in-school company Busybugs for two years.

Throughout that time she has taken an active part with her team of 10 students by taking part in competitions, trade fairs, powerpoint presentations, visits to businesses, writing a company report, selling products and marketing the products made.

Hannah has developed her entrepreneurial ability, resilience and literacy talents when taking a leading role in the companies new venture of a children educational book called Alphabugs, which will be published shortly.

Alison Brown, a link teacher at Catcote Academy, said: “I nominated Hannah for the Sir John Moore Award.

“I can see how Young Enterprise has allowed Hannah to learn by doing, and develop key employability skills when setting up a company.

“She has experienced, developed and mastered enterprise skills, which are skills for life.

“She has grasped all the opportunities Young Enterprise has offered, joined in and made friends with students from other schools at trade fairs and developed confidence to talk to adults, judges, and customers.

“Hannah has developed great ownership of the company Busybugs, and feels responsible for the products the company make, the business contacts, and the practical experience of being a director and running a business.”

Mrs Brown added: “Hannah’s confidence and self esteem has grown which is having a positive impact on her life”.