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Friday, June 30, 2017

Ysgol Dinas Bran lands top business award

* Dinas Bran winners: The Odyssey Soaps team of Joe Richardson, Llio Roberts,
Bethan Rowley and Joe Bel.
Team members Grace Broadbent and Barra Liddy were unable
to attend the final as they had an exam on the day.

Pupils from Llangollen’s Ysgol Dinâs Bran won an award at the Young Enterprise Wales final in Cardiff on June 15.

The students entered the competition after a series of business courses run by the Young Enterprise charity, with funding provided by Denbighshire County Council for sessions at five schools in the county.

Ysgol Dinâs Bran’s team Odyssey Soaps, made up of six pupils aged 16 and 17, won the best interview at a trade stand award showcasing their hand-made vegan soap.

The courses help students set up their own companies and run them for an academic year, under the guidance of business mentors.

They were funded by Denbighshire through its Economic and Community Ambition Programme which aims to support local businesses and ensure the county has a skilled workforce equipped to benefit from jobs and opportunities that arise.

Ysgol Dinâs Bran teacher Rachel Allen, said: “I am immensely proud of the whole team. Running a business is hard work at the best of times, but the students have fitted it in between revising for and sitting exams, too.

“The team was commended on their professionalism and business knowledge, as well as on their creativity and infectious enthusiasm.”

Selwyn Griffith, North Wales’ Young Enterprise manager, said: “I want to congratulate Ysgol Dinâs Bran and Pengwern College for their success at the Wales final. The sessions provide a great platform for students to develop skills such as teamwork, resilience and to interact with their local business community.

“I would like to thank Denbighshire County Council for providing the funding to deliver these courses in the county.”

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