A group of Sixth Form students from Brighton Aldridge Community Academy are celebrating after winning Best Product at the Young Enterprise Awards.
The team, represented at the ceremony by Connor Daly, Alexander Van Oers and Kynan Kelly, secured the accolade for their sterling work in developing VPODS, a growing business that’s an outstanding learning resource for students. The group were also named runners-up in the Best Business Performance category.
VPODS is an educational business established by Sixth Form students, which provides videos and podcasts as a fun way of helping students improve their subject knowledge and media awareness. The team prevailed against competition from a number of schools in the Brighton and Hove area, becoming the first state school to be engraved on the cup.
Throughout the development of VPODS, all of the students involved have shown remarkable dedication, determination and creativity in securing funding and building the business. Having now received prestigious recognition for their efforts, the team are focusing on developing the system further and formulating a sustainable business strategy, through recruiting a team of students in years 7 to 9.
Claire Webster, teacher of ICT at BACA, commented: “This represents a fantastic achievement for the entire VPODS team. Connor, Alexander and Kynan have shown superb leadership and communication skills throughout the project, and the dedication of the team has been outstanding.”