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Sixth Formers from Westonbirt School show business flair

PUBLISHED: 20:06 16 February 2012 | UPDATED: 21:03 20 February 2013

Sixth Formers from Westonbirt School show business flair

Sixth Formers from Westonbirt School show business flair

With youth unemployment levels at an all time low, 12 girls from Westonbirt School have demonstrated that even in these challenging times, those that wish to can thrive – especially with a little expert advice.

With youth unemployment levels at an all time low, 12 girls from Westonbirt School have demonstrated that even in these challenging times, those that wish to can thrive especially with a little expert advice.

As part of the Young Enterprise initiative, sixth form girls at Westonbirt School have registered a company offering a range of quality, ethical and unique products. Under the leadership of Managing Director and Year 12 pupil Lucy Fenn, Meronepali (roughly translated as My Nepal) sells clothing, accessories, notebooks, hair ties and stationary, all handmade and sourced directly from manufacturers in Nepal.

With guidance from industry professionals Simon Herbert and Professor Bill Fairney, Meronepali has sold shares, raised capital, attended many craft fairs and raised an astonishing 1500. Customers are assured that their pennies are well spent; each product comes complete with bios and images of the Nepalese manufacturers themselves.


The girls are currently preparing for the annual Young Enterprise competition and will go head to head with other companies across the county. The winner will represent Gloucestershire in the regional finals and possibly the world finals in September. To adhere to the official regulations of the Young Enterprise scheme, Meronepali must liquidise after the competition is closed. Once this is complete, the girls plan to generously donate a percentage of their assets to a Community Centre in Nepal.

We wish the girls the best of luck for the forthcoming competitions!

Press release written by pupils Caroline Oliver and Eloise Fitzmaurice (Year 11)

PIC 1: Some of the company showcase their goods.


Back row, from left to right: Tobi Arawole (Finance Director), Katherine Fisher (Operations Director), Lucy Fenn (Managing Director). Front Row from left to right: Sophie Levine (Sales Director), Emma Gardner (IT), Sophie Falkenburg (Creative Design), Melissa Tuckwell (Secretary), Fiona Vincent (Deputy Managing Director), Abi Lowes (Deputy IT).


www.westonbirt.gloucs.sch.uk



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