A Third place prize has been claimed by pupils at St David’s College in Llandudno who devised a sheme for promoting recycling and discouraging littering for the National Final of the Coca-Cola Enterprises Real Business Challenge 2011.
The project which took third place in a national competition has also won the chance for one pupil to carry the Olympic Torch on its journey around the UK. – St David’s pupil Ashleigh Meigh has been nominated by her fellow students to take part in the Olympic Torch relay
St David’s College, Llandudno was one of 10 regional winners who travelled to London to take part in the national final at Wembley Stadium last week (25 January 2011).
Regional winners were the The North Wales team of Hugo Bennett, Cameron Bell, Simon Dutton, Ashley Meigh, Harvey Maguire, Mark Lambert.
The pupils’ accompanying teacher, Mark Turner, said:
"We are delighted to have had the opportunity to be here and could not be more proud of all the students. They demonstrated outstanding team work and leadership skills all day. The Real Business Challenge is an amazing programme and our thanks go to Coca-Cola for devising such a programme.
"The win would be an outstanding achievement for any school, but ours is a school that specialises in supporting children with dyslexia and so the win is even more amazing, as the vocational nature of this enterprise skills programme allows children of all abilities and talents to shine".
As a reward to St David’s College, the students’ poster, designed to encourage recycling, will be professionally produced and displayed on a billboard, providing an opportunity for their work to have genuine impact on the local community.