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R.E.A.L. Education Leicestershire Win National Award

R.E.A.L. Cycled is young enterprise company setup by R.E.A.L. Education Leicestershire, As part of our Community Awareness group, we entered a national competition called the Tenner project which encourages young people to set up a small business with the investment of £10 per student. We made pillows, peg bags, lavender bags and drawstring bags with fabric donated by LowWoods. We sold them to raise money at the Salvation Army at Wigston for homeless charity Exaireo. We also got furniture donated from Exaireo to clean up and sell to raise more money.

We used social media selling sites to promote the sale of this furniture. Students were involved in designing the advertisements by measuring, photographing and describing the furniture. Students were also involved in the face to face financial transactions.

As part of the Tenner project the students had to design a logo for their company, make a pitch about their business idea, film an advertisement for the company and gain photographic evidence of their selling stall for their fabric homeware.

The group R.E.A.L. Cycled achieved runner up on the weekly competition of filming an advert which they were very happy with. This week the group learned they had won a national award for Greatest Social Impact award and invited down to London on Wednesday 4th May to receive their award.