BULAHDELAH Central School Student Representative Council was named a finalist at the recent Hunter Young Business Minds Awards.
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The ceremony celebrated the achievements, innovation and creativity of the region’s youngest entrepreneurs.
As part of the judging criteria, the students were required to develop a business idea and record a video sales pitch to exhibit their project.
The group proposed developing a mobile phone app, promoting Bulahdelah as a tourist destination.
Their video entry highlighted the natural environment and included many images of the local area including Alum Mountain and the Myall River.
Year 10 student Hunter Bramble said the team were honoured to be selected as a finalist.
“It was a great learning opportunity, and we discovered a lot about starting up a business,” he said.
“We also learnt to never give up, and if you get knocked down, pull yourself up and keep trying.”
The awards were an initiative of the Hunter Region Local Chambers of Commerce, providing the opportunity for business communities to develop links with their local schools.
Hunter Business Chamber CEO Bob Haws said our young people are our future.
“They will dream of new industries, create the new jobs and become our civic leaders,” he said.
“The awards support young people by letting them know that the business community is here to help them as they find new ways to contribute and lead important change for our region and country.”
For the fifteen Bulahdelah students involved in the project, the next step is to explore funding opportunities to turn their idea into a reality.