Students from Coleg Cambria Deeside Sixth have been successful in their bid to win a place at the Young Enterprise Wales Final in Cardiff in June.

The group of four students who are all studying A levels competed against other learners from across North Wales to win and secure their place in the national final.  Their business, Optivive, recycles old records and LPs, making cake stands, clocks, bookends and bowls was deemed one of the most creative ideas in a few years by one of the mentors on the program.

Alex Thomas, Head of Deeside Sixth Form Centre said:

“We are all very proud of the students’ hard work and really pleased that their commitment to the competition has been rewarded with success. We wish them luck in the national finals.”

Their tutor, Nanette Barnard, agreed and added:

“Optivive are an enthusiastic team making quality vinyl products using recycled plastic. They have worked hard over the past 6 months and have developed excellent selling and team-working skills. Their logo says – products made by pupils who care”

The students are now concentrating on their exams and the preparation for the final in June, but are still running their business.

Products can be purchased from their website, with a percentage of the profits going to the college chosen charity, NSPCC.

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