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Pupils awarded for business skills

Budding young business men and accountants in Preston were among the top 10 highest scorers in a prestigious national competition. The Lancaster Royal Grammar School Business and Management students were some of the top entrants in the competition for schools run by chartered accountants Ernst and Young.

Upper Sixth student Joe Sansom was named as the overall winner of the Pathfinder competition after scoring the highest points for the online game. The game aims to give students an insight into the business world.

Joe was awarded for his efforts with more than £500 worth of Apple electronics, including an iPad. They were given to him by Lancaster University accounting student Eno Mwamba. The other two winners from the school, Yasir Mir and Ashir Mir, were given Amazon vouchers of £50 and £25 respectively.

Russell Wareing, head of Business and Management at LRGS, said: “I am delighted that Joe won this national Ernst and Young business competition.

“The linear Cambridge Pre-U Business and Management course that we run at LRGS gives the department the time to enter a range of competitions and the course provides the students with a sound knowledge of real world business themes.”

Three other Business and Management students from LRGS were also runners up in the Young Entrepreneurs of the Year contest, run by the Lancashire Evening Post.

Andre Dallas, Sam McIlwaine and Yasir Mir won for their youth culture initiative, the Youth Vibes Movement. They were judged on their creative thinking, communication skills and team work.

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