Pupils’ gold-medal project performance

www.gilbertjohnston.co.uk'tel 07867812537'EDF Energy's Simon Warrilow at the Farringdon School Young Enterprise Day with pupils, clockwise from left, Jonathon Foggin, Jason Simms, Liam Robinson, Keiren Stimpson, Keiren Grievson and Adam Patterson, 4/5/11.

www.gilbertjohnston.co.uk'tel 07867812537'EDF Energy's Simon Warrilow at the Farringdon School Young Enterprise Day with pupils, clockwise from left, Jonathon Foggin, Jason Simms, Liam Robinson, Keiren Stimpson, Keiren Grievson and Adam Patterson, 4/5/11.

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GOING for gold, these pupils proved that collective brain power could produce a winning result.

The teenagers, from Farringdon Community Sports College in Sunderland, put their energy into creating enterprising ideas as part of an Olympic-themed project.

The school became the first outside London to take part in the In Business with the Games event.

Almost 200 Year 9 pupils took part in the day, which takes students through challenges that reveal the business ideas behind the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Jonathon Foggin, 14, from the Allendale Road school, said: “It was interesting to learn more about the Games and to find out about business and enterprise.

“I feel like I learned quite a lot from the day.”

Janet Woodhouse, North East development officer at Young Enterprise, who organised the day, said: “We’re delighted to be working with EDF Energy to bring this new Olympic-themed enterprise day to young people in the North East.”

She added: “It’s our aim to work with local schools, colleges and businesses to empower the next generation with the confidence, ability and ambition to succeed in a rapidly changing global economy.”