Kettering students show off entrepreneurial skills to win national competition

Les Petites Fleurs, pupils from Southfield School in Kettering
Les Petites Fleurs, pupils from Southfield School in Kettering

Students at a Kettering school are celebrating winning a national entrepreneur competition.

Les Petits Fleurs, a team from Southfield School, won the National Tenner 2014 ‘Best Group’ Award in the 15 to 19 years category.

Les Petites Fleurs, Pupils at Southfield School in Kettering, have  won the National Tenner 2014 'Best Group' Award in the 15 ' 19 years category. Groups are given �10 to start and must make as big a profit as possible while also giving back to society NNL-140425-120816001

Les Petites Fleurs, Pupils at Southfield School in Kettering, have won the National Tenner 2014 'Best Group' Award in the 15 ' 19 years category. Groups are given �10 to start and must make as big a profit as possible while also giving back to society NNL-140425-120816001

The team of six were given £10 on March 1, and were given a month to get their business off the ground, making as much profit as possible and also trying to give back to society.

They raked in more than £150, of which £88.55 was profit, by designing and making hair accessories (pictured).

The group said: “We decided to give this £88.55 to Cancer Research UK as two members of our group volunteer at the local Cancer Research store and this charity meant a lot to Les Petites Fleurs.”

As a result, the students will attend a prize-giving ceremony in London later this month.

The judges said: “The team really researched their market and understood what their consumer wanted. We were impressed as well by their partnership with a local charity shop and how they overcame problems.”