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Prince Andrew impressed by young Marlow entrepeneurs

BUSINESS brains at Great Marlow School have impressed The Duke of York on a visit to Bucks today.

Youngsters and teachers earned high praise from Prince Andrew as he came to meet and greet those involved with the Young Enterprise scheme yesterday morning.

Addressing teenagers and school chiefs, he said: “I’m really impressed by what I’ve seen today. What encourages me is that the fact that a school like this is receptive to the concept of business being part of life at school.”

His Royal Highness met pupils who set up their own business as part of the Young Enterprise charity’s company programme. It introduces young people aged 15 to 19 to the world of business as they set up and run their own companies for a year.

He also observed a Learn to Earn programme, delivered by YE managers and volunteers, which introduces students to budgeting and encourages them to think about their future careers and lifestyles.

The Prince said: “The more and earlier young people can experience it the more likely people are to want to try and have a go at it and they shouldn’t be frightened of having a go. Read full story