School business excels at “Dragons’ Den” and is granted a cash sum and certificate!

Re-Creativ Lux, a Young Enterprise (YE) business based at The Grange School, Christchurch, is taking a pitch at the Bransgore Business Fair on Sunday 24th March, with a new set of original designs for their up-cycled tote bags.
The event, in aid of Bransgore Community First Responders, brings together 30 local businesses at the Village Hall, from 12- 4 pm. “We thought it would be a good place to show people our range of new designs, in pink, green, yellow, and brown, as well as some vibrant patterns. We had these bags made locally by skilled needlewomen, from donated fabrics. Each one is unique and there is something to suit everyone, whether an extra bag to keep in the car for shopping, or a fun bag to take to the beach,” explained Caitlyn Hemmings, Marketing Director.
The Year 10 students are taking part in the YE programme for the second year running. The brand name came from the fact that they are very passionate about preserving the environment and producing sustainable products.
The programme is designed to help students take responsibility for running a real business, learning about managing, selling, marketing, finance and legal issues, as well as health and safety, and human resources. Run as an after-school activity, the students learn about teamwork, resolving issues, resilience, presenting arguments, understanding profit, writing reports, and delivering formal presentations.
Sales Director, Matthew Watson said, “if you would like to come along to say hello, choose your favourite colour, and meet the team, we would love to see you. If you can’t make it on the day, you can have a look on our Facebook page and like and share our products.”

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The Grange School is an 11-18 co-educational school, based in Christchurch, which is a part of the Twynham Learning Federation. T: 01202 486536 [email protected]
Young Enterprise is the UK’s leading enterprise and financial education charity reaching over 250,000 young people every year. We make the connection between school and the world of work, enabling young people to develop the knowledge and attitudes they need to succeed, building on 8 key skills: Communication, Confidence, Financial Capability, Initiative, Organisation, Problem-solving, Teamwork and Resilience.