Students in Durrington and Littlehampton share their business expertise

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Year-10 students Liberty Langford, Chandler Goddard and Michael Shelton from the school in The Boulevard were among a group of students who successfully established businesses last year and sold their products at the Durrington Festival.

They recently gave a presentation to students in years seven to 12 at the Littlehampton Academy on how to set up a business, write a business plan, find resources, and explained the different roles in a business.

Karen Purser, business and enterprise manager at Durrington High, said: “It was a very positive experience for our budding entrepreneurs to share their experiences.”

It is now hoped the students from both schools will collaborate on a business project.

Sara Hopkins, community liaison manager for The Littlehampton Academy, said: “Our students loved hearing how the Durrington team had got on with their enterprising activities and were inspired by their resourcefulness and great ideas. 

“This kind of student-to-student working has a really positive impact and we’re hoping to do more in the near future.”