Enterprising students here

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BUDDING entrepreneurs are forging links with industry in the city in preparation to develop into the next generation of leaders.

Students from secondary schools across the south east converged in Milton Keynes for this year’s Young Enterprise Trade Fair in February.

With guidance from mentors, students aged 15 to 19 establish companies and take up functional roles to create and sell products or services.

Nine schools from the city sent 16 teams to participate in the fair, which saw a total of 71 teams exhibit at Middleton Hall in thecentre:mk.

Walton High, Shenley Brook End School, Ousedale School, Hazeley Academy, Milton Keynes Academy, Lord Grey School, Oakgrove School, Milton Keynes College and St Paul’s Catholic School pupils all got involved.

Milton Keynes South MP Iain Stewart was one of the guests visiting the Fair.

Commenting after the event he said: “It’s been really interesting to see all the innovations and products.

“I think the whole project is incredibly valuable as it helps students learn about business.”

Alan Bullen, Chair of Young Enterprise for the Milton Keynes area, added: “It’s been a fantastic opportunity for students to show their spirit of enterprise and flair.

“The teamworking has been superb.”