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9505.jpgWallace High School’s Young Enterprise Company, “Tempted?” recently won the prestigious Best Presentation Award at a graduation ceremony held in the Clandeboye Lodge, Bangor.

The ceremony, hosted by Julian Simmons and May McFetridge, marked the end of eight months of lucrative trading for the eight budding entrepreneurs, who are all Lower Sixth students at Wallace High.

Director Stephen Clarke explained, “Young Enterprise Northern Ireland was set up in 1986 to inspire young people to develop attitudes and skills for personal success, life long learning and employability through particiaption in practical business programmes. We have learnt a great deal over the past few months.”

Ashleigh Carson continued, “Our product range has been seasonal , with highlights including Christmas Cadles, Santa napkin holdes and Valentine’s Day roses. We also offered a Valentine’s Day delivery service in school. We sold our products within the school community and at Trade Fairs in Bloomfield and Fairhill shopping centres.”

Stephen added, “Winning the best Presentation award was agreat achievement for us. We’ve learnt so much about team work, effective communication and using ICT to help in business. I’d certainly recommend taking part in Young Enterprise to all Business studies students and I’d like to thank our teacher Ms Neill for all her help over the past months.”

Head of Business Studies in Wallace, Karen Neill, concluded, “This year’s group were very hard woeking and innovative and I was delighted to see their efforts rewarded at the graduation ceremony.”

Last modified: May 10, 2005