Felsted School Business Students, Matthew Stratton, Oliver Tomlinson-Roe and Cullen Lavery (Yr 12) have been named global finalists of the DECA Idea Challenge, a premier event of Global Entrepreneurship Week which challenged students to reinvent plastic water bottles into an original creation.
The Felsted boys built a rain catcher with an attached bird feeder out of plastic bottles, intended to attract wildlife to a garden and to water hanging baskets for the elderly or less able. All of this using rain water, providing a sustainable and environmentally friendly product.
After impressing judges by a video pitch demonstrating their design, the boys are the only UK finalist in their age group. Felsted is now one of only 13 schools entered into the global final out of over 2000 initial entries.
The Felsted Business Students commented; “It was a huge surprise to be shortlisted as global finalists. We are very proud of our idea and thrilled that it got selected out of so many.”
Felsted offers both Economics and Business Studies at A Level and as part of the International Baccalaureate Diploma, with many going on to study Business at University and beyond.