Bridlington School Pupils Celebrate Enterprising Win
A team of schoolchildren who designed their own murder mystery game have won an award celebrating entrepreneurial excellence.
The seven teenagers from Headlands School in Bridlington were praised for their business Lighthouse Entertainment, which offers hosted evenings of fictional crime.
Their company was named East Yorkshire winner of the Young Enterprise Awards at a ceremony held at the University of Hull.
Young Enterprise aims to help children try their hand in the world of business by creating and running a company.
Mason Yousif, Lighthouse’s managing director and sixth form student, said: “I’m thrilled to have done well.
“It was hard work, but it’s definitely paid off.”
Lighthouse’s murder mystery was named best product at the St Stephen’s Shopping Centre Trade Fair last year.
The group competed against teams from across East Yorkshire including runners-up Nimbus, a Hymers College entry which created cardboard cartons to replace plastic mineral water bottles.
Pupils at Hull College and Andrew Marvell College also took part, offering homemade lava lamps and an advertising website for young people.
Steve Savage, chairman of the North Humber Young Enterprise Board, praised all the youngsters involved for their hard work.
He said: “We have here a bunch of young people prepared to step out of their comfort zones and work a little bit harder than the rest.
“It’s going to be a journey that promises much if you continue to work hard.
“Young Enterprise alumni are significantly more likely to run their own businesses. These businesses are often very diverse and highly innovative.”
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