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Debenham: High school students claim awards double in East of England Young Enterprise contest

Students from a Suffolk high school have won two regional awards in the 2013 Young Enterprise competition, in which pupils are encouraged to try running their own business.

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The You.N.G (Next Generation) team from Debenham High School won both the Trade Stand & Customer Service Award and the Marketing Award for their venture promoting high-visibility road safety products, and was also “highly commended” in the overall Company of the Year category.

You.N.G won through to the regional event, held at Queen’s College, Cambridge, by winning a county event ahead of 11 other teams from schools and colleges around Suffolk.

In the regional final, they were up against other teams representing a seven other schools, including Colchester Royal Grammar and King Edward VI Grammar, Chelmsford, from Essex, Norwich School, representing Norfolk, Verulam and Knights Templar schools from Hertfordshire, Kimbolton School, representing Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire, and Bedford School, Befordshire.

The Company of the Year award went to Route 144, the team from Knights Templar School, in Baldock, which also won the New Media and Innovation awards.

Others winners included Nouveau Slate Decor from Verulam School, St Albans (Environment), Liongrenade from Bedford School (Company Report) and Fulcrum from Kimbolton School (Presentation).

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