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Truro High entrepreneurs take home top prizes at this year’s Cornwall Innovation Awards finals

Truro High School’s budding entrepreneurs' hard work is paying dividends with all three of this year’s Young Enterprise Teams picking up prestigious awards at the finals of the annual contest to encourage young business minds and their ideas.

The school entered three teams – Sea Lights, Scentz of Cornwall and Our Edible World – who have worked tirelessly over the past few months to perfect their products.

The finals of the competition saw our girls taking on teams from across Cornwall with Business Studies teacher, Mr Tom Elliott, incredibly impressed by their performance.

He said: “Sea Lights won Best Trade Stand with their impressive, decorative display. It certainly caught the judge’s eye and set the standard for other teams to aspire to.”

The team’s innovative, ocean-inspired merchandising has proved a big hit with the competition’s judges this year and has also seen them take home this coveted prize at the annual Young Enterprise Christmas Fair.

Scentz of Cornwall also headed home with their heads held high as they were crowned winners of the award for Carrying on in the Face of Adversity having overcome a number of unforeseen difficulties and challenges throughout the process.

Mr Eliott said: “Despite the changes in personnel over the course of the year the girls have showed great resilience and perseverance to produce the quality candles that they have developed. It has given them a real insight into the need to communicate and how to bounce back when the chips are down.”

There were plaudits too for our aspiring chefs at Our Edible World who have created a cookbook packed with top Cornish chefs’ favourite recipes. The girls were awarded the prize for Best Presentation on the day and were lauded by the judges for their slick professionalism.

Mr Elliott said: “A stunning and impressive performance wowing both judges and audience alike with an innovative scrolling cartoon and passionate presentation. It was the highlight of the awards and certainly was the most memorable of the last few years. Sea Lights were unfortunate that in any other year they would have also won this prize with their fantastic, polished performance.”

Our Edible World will be introducing Cornwall’s foodies to their brand-new cookbook at their official book launch later this half term. Contributors include No 6’s Paul Ainsworth, Head Chef at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant Stephane Delourme, Guy Owen from The Idle Rocks and many more.

If you’d like to see all the teams’ presentations in action, take at the Young Enterprise Cornwall Twitter Feed here bit.ly/ 2qJiw2q

Published by: Grace Kennard

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