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Worthing students succeed in enterprise scheme

JAPANESE-INSPIRED hair accessories, a voucher website and tie-dyed socks were among the ideas students came up with for a scheme aimed at boosting their business skills.

Held each year at secondary schools throughout the country, the Young Enterprise scheme gives students the practical experience of devising, marketing and running their own businesses.

Davison High School for Girls, in Selborne Road, each year enters students into the competition, and this year the three groups from the school won eight of 10 awards in the South Downs area.

These included a newly-introduced award for young achiever 2013, which was won by Georgia Teague from the business Kotori.

Adhvitha Premanand, from Intertwine, received highly commended, while Kotori, which sold Japanese-inspired hair accessories, won best branding and best governance.

Gekko Inc, which produced a discount voucher website, won best product or service and best website, while Intertwine, which sold tie-dyed socks, friendship bracelets and hair scrunchies, won best business plan, best trade stand and best company.

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