Students' big ideas
STUDENTS from three Kirklees schools put their business ideas to a panel of experts in an event at Huddersfield University.
Organisers of the LunchNet business networking events staged LunchNet 4 Schools to bring together regional business leaders and students across the district.
Schools took part by registering on a LunchNet 4 Schools website.
The students were then coached by their business tutors to develop commercial ideas that would lead to successful businesses or not-for-profit social enterprises.
They used advice and information online to learn how to work in teams and improve communication skills as well as attending special LunchNet sessions.
Three schools took part in the final presentations at the university.
Teams from Honley High, Salendine Nook High and Batley Business and Enterprise College put their business plans to a panel chaired by Nadio Granata, a senior lecturer in marketing and managing director of Edgerton- based Effective Events, which runs LunchNet.
The winning 'business' was Just Jeans from Honley High, comprising Joe England, Hannah Kane, Tom Boulton and Katie Lee. They won a trophy, business books and gift vouchers.
Mr Granata said: "This was a great end to what has been a successful programme in delivering enterprise to young people."
He added: "We are looking to build on this success by rolling out this programme into more schools in the new year."