ENTERPRISING youngsters have been praised after picking up a top award.
Students from Catcote Academy, in Catcote Road, Hartlepool, won the first stage of a national Young Enterprise competition beating off competition from young entrepreneurs from across the North-East.
The team is called Busybugs and the event was held at Beamish Hall Hotel, in Stanley.
The team of students from Hartlepool’s Catcote Academy include Hannah Wood, Liam Martin, Adam Steele, Callum Sharpe, Christopher Woore, Rachel Black and Lewis Gledhill.They have been praised by staff.
Alison Brown, from Catcote Academy, said: “Busybugs, a young enterprise team programme company won the area finals at Beamish Hall hotel on May 1.
“They were required to complete a company report about their journey so far, in the first year of running the company.
“They set up at trade stand and were interviewed by judges and also took part in a powerpoint presentation and won a trophy.”
Catcote has been praised by Ofsted for outstanding work in the promotion of healthy lifestyles, the contribution of students to the wider community, and the development of skills that contribute to the students’ future economic security and the sense of feeling safe and secure at school.
The school provides secondary education for 111 students with moderate, severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties.
Catcote has a 30 place unit for learners with behavioural and social difficulties.