Rory Stewart MP has met with Wigton’s Nelson Thomlinson School’s Young Enterprise team of Year 12 students, who presented to him their Eduvation product. The group has been selected as National Finalists and will be visiting the Houses of Parliament next month to present their product, an economics study aid which they have developed and marketed, accumulating over £1,000 in sales already.

Rory met and chat with Managing Director Amy Renyard and her staff, who explained the hard copy economics study aid and app to him. Rory personally congratulated the group, and coached them in the sorts of questions that the panel might ask.

Rory said: “The Education team are very inspiring, and continue Nelson Thomlinson’s great tradition of producing really fantastic teams of students who are extremely proficient in the different aspects of running a business. The fact that they are national finalists is a real source of pride, and I wish Amy and the team very well with their project, and with the study aid, which I believe has a very promising future.”

Amy Renyard said: “We are extremely grateful for the opportunity to meet Rory and discuss our project with him, creating an insightful and engaging conversation. For Rory to come to Wigton to visit was an exciting experience for us and has really inspired us to continue with our business endeavour. He gave us some really good advice and helpful coaching ahead of the finals.”

Rory’s visit once again focused on the importance of giving young people a platform to engage in business. The programme values hands-on employability and runs financial education programmes, resources, and teacher training in a bid to support the government’s eradication of youth unemployment, seeing young people realising their potential beyond education and empowering a generation to discover and develop their skills and business potential.

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