Taking enterprise awards by storm

Members of the Cara Cara team who are heading  to the Young Enterprise regional finals
Members of the Cara Cara team who are heading to the Young Enterprise regional finals
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A school in Kettering almost completed a clean sweep at the county Young Enterprise finals.

Two teams from Southfield School for Girls, Cara Cara and Schools Out, scooped six of seven awards on offer.

Cara Cara won four of the awards and was named overall winner, bagging a place at next month’s regional finals.

Christine Curran, head of business and finance at the school, said: “The students will be representing Northamptonshire against the rest of the East Midlands on June 21. They are very excited.

“It’s at Nottingham Trent University so it’s a long way to go – there are 10 girls but they won’t all be able to go.

“If they get through they will go to the national finals in London.

“We’ve had groups from the school who have been as far as the regional finals before but we’ve never got past this round.”

Cara Cara had created a range of accessories by recycling everyday items like forks, toothbrushes, shoe laces and buttons.

Schools Out, which made sleepover survival kits for boys and girls, missed out on the final despite picking up the best product award.

Mrs Curran added: “The girls in Cara Cara are pretty confident.

“The county finals were a big hurdle but it’s going to go up another gear now – they’ve got to up their game.

“Every team there has beaten dozens of other schools so they’re going to be the very best.”

She said the school would like to thank the Kettering Old Grammar School Foundation, which gave additional funding for the Young Enterprise project.