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Blessed Trinity's Young Enterprise group have written their way to a national award.

The eight-strong team have already won the Best Overall Company, the Best Trade Stand and Best Presentation at the Lancashire Young Enterprise Awards and, at the North West finals where they represented Lancashire, they won the Social Enterprise prize.

They have now celebrated winning the Jewson Health and Safety Award at the Community Education Awards 2017, beating off almost 500 other schools in the UK who entered the competition.
The Year 10 group wrote a book on ‘Hazardous Harry’ aimed at students aged three upwards.

It tells the story, in poem form, of how Hazardous Harry accidentally starts a fire while his sister is upstairs but she has learnt about fire safety so she follows the procedure of calling the fire service and makes sure everyone leaves the house safely.

The idea came about after the alarm went off in school and the students had to design and organise the printing and sale of the books.

 

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The book has the backing of Burnley MP Julie Cooper as well as Chris Waring, the Fire Service Delivery Manager for

Burnley and the Mayor of Burnley Howard Baker attended the presentation of the national award.

“The book is full of good sensible advice and the students are a credit to the school,” said Councillor Baker.
Chris Cartwright, from the Police Community Education Awards, said: “Nearly 500 entered the Jewson Health and Safety Award so it’s a big honour to win it.

“We were impressed with the idea of the Blessed Trinity Young Enterprise team, the time they have spent on it, especially the many hours they have spent of their own time on the book, as well as the way they have resourced how to produce it as cheaply and as well as possible.

“They have also got people like Burnley FC in the Community and also the local MP involved and it’s been amazing. Their award is well deserved.”

Mark Robinson, from Barclays Bank, mentored the team from last September.

“I have worked with them from the beginning and they have done a tremendous job. They have been dedicated and handled the business side of it and negotiating deals in a mature manner. It’s been a please to mentor them.”

Their teacher Mrs Barker said: “They have worked so hard and deserve this award. They are already looking at writing another book about Harry’s sister ‘Sensible Sally.’”

The books are available for £3.99 from Blessed Trinity.