Team Found Ewe from Omagh Academy has been named as the Step ‘N’ Zones 2014 overall winner.
The Step ‘N’ Zones competition invites Key Stage 3 students to develop a new business idea.
The competition, which consisted of five regional events, was held during Global Entrepreneurship Week (17–24 November 2014) and attracted 1,278 pupils from 49 schools.
During the event the students passed through four zones where they got expert guidance on how to develop and research their idea, brand their product, cost it and develop their business plan.
One team of pupils from each event was chosen as the regional finalist and was invited to compete in the final event which took place on 23 January in Invest NI’s Belfast office.
This year’s winning team Found Ewe scooped top prize for their app which uses GPS to monitor flocks of sheep. Their prize was £1,000 for the school and £100 high street vouchers for each member of the team.
Second prize went to Dive In for their aerodynamic swim cap with a built in Bluetooth audio set.
The finalists from the regional events were:
|Sullivan Upper School||NI Airways||Themed package holidays to Northern Ireland eg Games of Thrones.|
|Royal School, Dungannon||Fair Enough||An online supermarket selling Fair Trade Products.|
|Omagh Academy||Found Ewe||An app which uses GPS to monitor flocks of sheep.|
|Strabane Academy||Hobby Holidays||An app which identifies holidays to match users’ hobbies and interests.|
|Victoria College||Dive In||An aerodynamic swim cap with a built-in Bluetooth audio set.|
|Rathmore Grammar School||Doorstep Diets||A mobile healthy eating service which provides food and nutritional advice to schools.|