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Sixth Form Student nominated for Business Award

Ellie Scopes has been nominated for a national Enterprise Award.

The student from our DSP provision has been put up for the Sir John Moore’s Award, which recognises the achievements of students who take part in the Young Enterprise Team Programme.

Ellie is managing director of Happy Hands (the Enterprise company set up by our DSP sixth form students) and has been put forward by teacher Nikki Clark and RS Business Advisers Grace Holdcroft and Janet Kemm who have been giving guidance to Happy Hands.

Since it was founded at the start of this year Happy Hands has launched a number of products such as a range of tea towels and vintage tea cup candles.

As part of the Young Enterprise initiative, students learn vital business skills that will assist them when they go into employment.

Miss Clark said: “Ellie has embraced being MD of Happy Hands. Her self-esteem, confidence and attitude to learning have all benefitted and improved due to this opportunity.”

Mrs Holdcroft said: “Ellie has always been enthusiastic and has enjoyed updating me on the progress of her team and showing me products that they have made. The other members of the team interact really well with Ellie due to her approachable personality. She really deserves to be nominated for the Sir John Moore’s Award.”  

Happy Hands will be selling products to RS components staff at a trade fair being held on Wednesday, May 23rd.