Y9 National Enterprise Challenge

All our Y9 students took part in the National Enterprise Challenge on Thu 23rd March.

The challenge is run by the Inspirational Learning Group and involves hundreds of schools from across the country.

Click here to find out more about the challenge on their website, www.nationalenterprisechallenge.co.uk/


The challenge uses real-life business problems to inspire young people. The challenge for the Y9 students was set by Theo Paphitis, owner of Ryman’s stationers and famous from the TV show Dragon’s Den.


The students worked in teams to design an app to promote Ryman’s Stationers. The students worked exceptional well and produced a wide-range of app solutions, ranging from games to apps designed to help people with dyslexia.

They then had to pitch their ideas to our judging panel, which was made up of Mr Vickerman, Mr Caddell, Mr Tuohy and Ted Dolman – Student Leader for Careers.

There were many great apps and some truly memorable pitches from the students.

The overall winners were the “Learning without Boundaries” team, which comprised of Ryan Peacock, Luke Andrews, Dan Gilbert, Merlin Goacher,  Tom Willerton-Gartside and team captain – Ethan Fowler.

They will now represent Beverley Grammar School at the National final later this year, and will compete for the opportunity to work with Theo Paphitis (of Dragon’s Den fame) and his team at Ryman Stationers.


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