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Northop College students take part in business challenge

A GROUP of animal care students from Northop College is taking part in a national entrepreneurial challenge.

The team beat groups from all four Deeside College sites to compete at the Global Entrepreneurship Challenge Welsh Finals 2011, which will be held in Cardiff later this month.

The annual competition sees further education colleges from across the world battle for the most enterprising business idea.

The winning Deeside College team – Jess Wiffen, Amy Evans, Sophie Roberts, Megan Brock and Rebecca Gillam – was given a brief and came up with an idea to produce a device that made it easier to administer medication to animals.

Deeside College entrepreneurship champion Richard Carr said: “The aim of the Global Entrepreneurship Challenge is to foster entrepreneurial attitudes and behaviour amongst learners.

“Through the challenge they are encouraged to give serious consideration to starting real life businesses based on their ideas.

“It is also a chance for them to understand how entrepreneurial qualities are important to all employers.”

He added: “All the teams that took part showed a great level of skill in this area. The winning team I am sure will put up great fight for the college at the Welsh finals in Cardiff.”

If they are successful, the students will go on to represent Wales in a global final.