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CAPT-Eco Business Studies Group Get a Great Result

With over 60 entries in The Innovation & Entrepreneurial Thinking Challenge, our Rendcomb Business Studies team fought off some strong competition

The Innovation & Entrepreneurial Thinking Challenge, run by The Cotswold Challenge, is designed to encourage young innovators to put their creative and business acumen into action. The criteria were:

  • How different is the innovation/idea/campaign from what’s out there already?
  • How can your innovation be used in life generally and how big an impact
  • Who would benefit if the innovation/idea/campaign became a reality?

We are delighted to announce that our Senior Rendcomb College team positioned "Commended" for Greeco-X and their environmental education game, and a fantastic 2nd place for CAPT-Eco's Plastic Waste Recycling scheme; where plastic waste meets 3D printing.

The judges were very impressed with the groups performance. Here are some of the comments:

"This idea is a game to educate children about the environment. It has already been developed and I liked the attention to detail of aligning the game with the school curriculum for pupils in a specific age group. The importance of education in looking after the environment is hugely important." (Verity Manners)

"Jacob has put a lot of thought into transforming the theme of an old favourite traditional British board game. His ideas are modern, fresh and very much of the age we now live in. His game highlights critical issues and is therefore also educational." (Phil Duff)

"Looks like a great game. Board games are still very popular even in this digital age and an Eco game is very topiccal and prevalent. I like it that you can play and learn at the same time." (Adam Henson)

"A well-presented idea, which has been implemented in a community using ideas to encourage people to deposit their used plastic containers and then finding a way to re-purpose the plastic in an environmentally friendly way." (Verity Manners)

"I think this is an innovative and great idea as 3D printing is so important now and, of course, so is recycling and for them to be able to recycle their own plastic waste means no carbon road miles between recycler and user..." (Geoff Burch)

"This young enterprise team recycled 200kg of plastic and spotted a niche market for 3d printing. Smart thinking and great action!" (Jeevan Thandi)

"This is a brilliant idea which clearly aims to impact our environment in such a positive way and I would love to see this rolled out more extensively. A group of very talented young people." (Caroline Summers)

"This is a fantastic initiative that is already being used and could be rolled out into the wider market place on a global scale." (Adam Henson)

We are very proud of the team and their achievements and it's brilliant to see Rendcomb College being so well represented. Hannah Ash, Head of Economics and Business Studies at Rendcomb couldn't be happier, stating:

"From concept and design to implementation, both entries were driven entirely by the students. Their passion for creativity and to make a difference really shone through. I'm delighted that the judges thought so as well" 

Very well done to all involved.