Astor College Young Enterprise
Astor students’ company ‘Inspirationery’ scoop two awards in district final
The innovative students of Astor College, who are took part in this year’s Young Enterprise programme, have won two awards in the district final. The students designed and created a new stationery product which is now on sale priced £3.50. Named “Inspirationery”, the Young Enterprise company aims to inspire teenagers through its new range of stationery which includes the design of a unique pencil case made from recycled denim clothing, and incorporating a distinctive whiteboard feature.
At the district final, held at Dover Grammar School for Girls on Wednesday 25th April, students had to submit a company report, set up a trade stand and give a presentation to the judges about their company year. The students were thrilled to win Best Company Report and Best Company Presentation, as well as a Special Achievement award for Sinead Driver.
This is the first year that Astor has competed in the Young Enterprise Company Programme, and the students involved achieved something exceptional, as they competed alongside outstanding competition from Dover College, Sir Roger Manwood’s, Dover Boys Grammar and Dover Girls Grammar.
Chris Russell, Chief Executive of The Dover Federation for the Arts said, “I am thrilled and excited for the young students who won two hugely prestigious awards at Young Enterprise as well as a Special Achiever award for Sinead Driver. They have been inspired by their teacher and mentor Polly Butterfield who motivated them to compete so brilliantly against some of the area’s top selective schools. Their success is something that all our students can aspire to and I am immensely proud of each individual”.
The Year 12 students involved were; Peter Knight, Shaun Court, Tom Saunders, Dom Button, Drew Burrett, Michael Fletcher, Mary Downey, Sinead Driver, Laura Thomson, Roseanna Lee, Annalee Austin, Louise Webb, Tom Trethewey, Sharna Ellis, Steph Killin, Harriet Baker, Ellie Butcher, Toran Marriott, Emily Carey, Taylor Symons, Carla Reid and Katie Ashton.