Neath Port Talbot teams wow judges with business Ideas
Students from two schools in Neath Port Talbot are celebrating
after reaching the final of a regional entrepreneurial business
Year 10 pupils from Cwrt Sart Comprehensive and Ysgol Gyfn
Ystalyfera have reached the final of the Swansea Bay Young
Business Dragons with their innovative Festival themed business
Team ‘Water Ones’ from Cwrt Sart Comprehensive School and
team ‘Zip Away’ from Ysgol Ystalyfera will now face the finalists
from the Swansea and Carmarthenshire heats at the Dragons Den style
final in November.
The event, which is sponsored by Wales & West
Utilities and organised by Swansea Bay Partnership in association
with Careers Wales, has seen over 7,000 students from the Swansea
Bay area put forward their creative ideas for a business
opportunity around UK festivals.
Over a series of heats the teams from schools across the area
have expanded their business ideas with the help of mentors from
Both teams created a product with the needs
and comfort of festival goers in mind. Cwrt Sart’s ‘Water
Ones’ has reached the final with their innovative waterproof all in
one suit with rubber feet. It can be made in any style, size,
colour, pattern, character or design.
Team ‘Zip Away’ joins them in the final with a
unique and practical product. The Zip Away rucksack features
a pillow and sleeping bag.
Graham Edwards, Chief Executive of sponsors, Wales & West
Utilities, said: “The ideas that have been developed throughout
this year’s competition have been truly inspiring. Each team has
displayed real entrepreneurial flair in the creation and
development of their ideas.
“I am very much looking forward to seeing the great ideas
that have been put forward by both of the teams from the Neath Port
Talbot Semi finals alongside the four fellow finalists at the final
The Neath Port Talbot semi final heat took place at
Aberavon Beach Hotel and featured the Festival inspired ideas from
teams at Dwr Y Felin Comprehensive School in Neath, Glan Afan
Comprehensive School in Port Talbot, Llangatwg Community School in
Neath, Sandfields in Port Talbot and Dyffryn Comprehensive School
in Port Talbot, St Joseph’s Roman Catholic School in Port Talbot
and the two finalists Cwrt Sart Community Comprehensive School in
Neath and Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera.
The two schools will now head to the final at Ffos Las,
Carmarthenshire on the 16th November where they will
pitch their ideas against the four semi finalists from
Carmarthenshire and Swansea. The winning team and business idea
will scoop £1,000 prize money and the now coveted title of Swansea
Bay Young Business Dragons 2012.
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