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Students impress at UK Young Enterprise FinalJuly 13th, 2018
Business-savvy students from Monmouth saved their best presentation for the two-day UK Young Enterprise Final in London.
MySlides, formed by A level students at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools, represented Wales after winning three awards at the Welsh final.
The students have been printing eye-catching personalised logos, patterns and pictures on to slider shoes.
The MySlides team gave an outstanding performance of their presentation in front of more than 300 people at the event in County Hall.
They were also interviewed by a panel of judges from AT&T Inc, HSBC, Delta Air Lines, Disney, Post Office Ltd and FedEx.
Adam, Dan, Josephine, Izzy and Harry were supported by teachers Mr Nick Goodson and Miss Michele Attrill and business advisor Dr Delyth Harris.
Although the students left empty-handed, they were a credit to Monmouth School for Boys and Monmouth School for Girls.
“We were immensely proud of the way our students represented the Young Enterprise programme,” said Mr Goodson.
“The five pupils, who took part in the UK final, were a credit to the schools and themselves. They saved their best presentation for the final. It was outstanding,”
Mr Goodson added: “They showed tremendous teamwork throughout the demanding two-day event, and the personal growth they have demonstrated since September has been outstanding.”
MySlides had progressed to the UK finals after winning the Welsh Young Enterprise Company of the Year, Best Company Report, and taking the Digital Award for the most effective use of information technology.
Previously, MySlides had scooped four awards in the regional final, winning the overall title of Best Company in the Newport & Monmouthshire area.
Television presenter and journalist, Steph McGovern, hosted the UK final which saw SureLight, from St Paul’s School in London clinch the top prize of the evening.
The winning team created a smart brake light for bicycles and will now represent the UK at the European final in Belgrade, Serbia.