On 3rd May, five members of St Mary’s Young Enterprise company, Empower, represented the school at the Young Enterprise Wiltshire County Final, held at Cumberwell Park near Bradford on Avon.
Twenty-two Year 12 girls from the school have taken part in the Young Enterprise Company Programme this year.
Led by Bonnie, Empower have created a range of sustainable, fair trade coffee bags and gift cards with inspirational quotes that promote female empowerment.
Alyna, Daisy, Leah, Lily and Sophie represented the company at the County Final, setting up an attractive trade stand, confidently answering questions from a wide range of judges and giving an engaging presentation telling the story of their company so far.
The judges were particularly impressed by their enthusiasm, passion and professionalism and the girls received lots of positive feedback about their commitment to female empowerment, the strength of their brand and the manner in which they conducted themselves.
They won awards for Teamwork, Finance, Company Report and Social Responsibility, as well as the overall trophy for the Best Company in Wiltshire.
Head of Economics, Mark Cleaver said: "We would like to congratulate the girls on their achievements and praise them for their efforts throughout the year.
"It has been an exciting journey and they have developed a whole host of skills that will be invaluable in their careers.
"By virtue of winning this round, they are now looking forward to representing St Mary’s at the South West Regional Final to be held online on Thursday 19th May."