Students’ success

ENTERPRISING: Pupils from Catcote School Business and Enterprise College pictured with their award.
ENTERPRISING: Pupils from Catcote School Business and Enterprise College pictured with their award.

ENTERPRISING students are celebrating once again after they were recognised for their skills.

Youngsters from Catcote School Business and Enterprise College, in Catcote Road, Hartlepool, picked up the Best Team Programme Award 2013 at a recent Northeast Trade Fair event held at the Metrocentre, in Gateshead.

The students formed their own company called Never Give Up which makes personalised cards and pads.

On the day of the fair, staff say the enterprising students set up their stall with a difference to try and be a step ahead of the other 50 companies from different parts of the region.

Never Give Up members, looking to be creative, not only took their product which is customised pads and cards but also took with them their manufacturing equipment so they could personalise items to the customers requests on the day.

Right from the onset trading was extremely busy for the students and staff say they had a difficult job keeping up with demand. Even the judging process was temporally interrupted as customers kept on coming.

They students were rewarded for their innovative approach by being presented with the award.

Abbie Leigh Thomson, operations director, said: “The customers just kept on coming.

“We were so busy the time just flew by.”

Barry Currell, enterprise teacher at the school, added: “We have been attending this event for many years but have never been as busy as we were on that day.

“The students have worked so hard and really deserve the award for the effort they have made.”

The students gave up their time to attend the trade fair at the MetroCentre in February.