A pair of Carmarthenshire schools have won through to the final of a business contest
TWO Carmarthenshire schools have battled their way through to the final of a leading business competition.
Youngsters from right across the county were competing in the Youth Business Dragons contest, which was held at Parc y Scarlets in Llanelli yesterday.
A total of seven teams were involved in the event, which had a nautical theme, and worked hard to impress the judges.
But it was Queen Elizabeth High School in Carmarthen and St John Lloyd Comprehensive School in Llanelli which won through in the end.
The Safe Surfez team from Queen Elizabeth High School, who were mentored by Liz James from Base Wales, came up with the idea of a wristband with an in-built alarm to alert others if a surfer had fallen into trouble and also a tracking device.
Meanwhile, the Natural Survival team from St John Lloyd Comprehensive School, mentored by Jamie Best from Melin Consultants, came up with the idea of an outward bound camp in Pembrey Country Park to teach people how to live in the great outdoors.
Sue Poole, enterprise education manager at Gower College Swansea, said: "There were some exceptional business ideas, including a ship that went around the bay where the chef could use the products from the sea from Ysgol Bro Pedr. There has been some very unusual products."
Judges included Ben Giles, from Ultimate Cleaning, Lesley Lewis, from Carmarthenshire Council, and independent judge Pam Berry.