ENTERPRISING Stourport students scooped two top awards after impressing judges in the final of the county’s Young Enterprise of the Year competition.

The Stourport High School sixth form team came away with Best Finance and Best Sustainability awards for their business Bee Kind, designed to raise awareness about endangered species via the sale of ethical products.

Elina Rizos, Jasmin Simpson, Daniel Kysela, Lucy Probert, Hayley Smith, Charlie Irish and Harrison Kerr-Jones won through to the Herefordshire and Worcestershire final after winning the Best Marketing award in the North Worcestershire round.

After their first taste of production and selling at the Hartlebury Primary School's Christmas fair, they produced wildflower "Bee Bombs" and animal magnet kits to highlight problems facing vulnerable animals while encouraging families to create and learn together.

Holly Baraks, head of business at the school, said: “The judges were impressed by their great company name, brand and ethos which supported their creative product idea.

"They have achieved excellent sales through vibrant, colourful and engaging products and brand image, worthy of further product development.

“They have shown real heart as a team overcoming all the problems they have been presented with, especially during our current challenging circumstances, ensuring their competition presentation and business reports were done to the highest standard whilst working remotely.”

Mrs Baraks added she was “incredibly proud” of the team, led by Elina Rizos as managing director, who along with Charlie Irish and Harrison Kerr-Jones, submitted an “outstanding” presentation with video messages for the judging panel.