Real Business is no challenge for us!

Chepstow perform superbly in Coca Cola competition

Students from Chepstow School attained the position of ‘Runners Up’ as part of a competition run by Coca Cola.  The Coca-Cola ‘Real Business Challenge’ is a competition entered by over 5000 students in Wales and over 70,000 students across the UK.  It aims to discover and inspire the business leaders and entrepreneurs of the future.

Ten teams from around Wales qualified for the Welsh final, held last week at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.  The ten teams, including our school team, were given the task of devising a promotional campaign to increase awareness of the ‘Special Olympics World Games’ taking place this summer in Los Angeles. The team were involved in a range of tasks during the day including producing an app, and a social media plan, and planning a fundraising event and pitching their marketing campaign in a five minute presentation to a team of three judges and over a hundred people .

The Year 10 Chepstow students involved in the competition all study GCSE Business. The team included Cerys Jones, Sophie Scrivens, Daisy Nightingale, Jess Sariak, Josh Adams, Cameron Rees and Megan Stewart.

Mr Elias, Business Studies teacher at the school said, Our students were very impressive; they had to think on their feet and they didn’t stop working all day. The school has been successful in this competition before and I am very proud of the way in which this year’s students responded to the challenge. I am delighted at their achievement of being runners up.“

Stuart Levy of Coca Cola Enterprises said : “It was a pleasure to watch the Chepstow team work and showcase their creativity, knowledge and enthusiasm throughout the day. They were a great bunch to work with and were very professional and dedicated to the task in hand.  This was reflected in the fact that their final score was extremely close to that of the winners.”

Left to right: Mr Stuart Levy (Coca Cola), Cameron Rees,  Megan Stewart, Jess Sariak, Daisy Nightingale, Sophie Scrivens, Josh Adams, Cerys Jones, Nick Nixon (Coca Cola), Mr Aled Elias (Chepstow School).