Wilmington Academy is proud to announce the first year of our involvement with Tycoon in Schools, a national entrepreneurial competition. Run by the Peter Jones Foundation, Tycoons in Schools funds loans of up to £1000 to secondary school students to create their own small business.


This year we were fortunate to have three teams approved by the Foundation and they are busy trading their wares until the end of the trading phase. Pineapple Prints makes original artwork for gamers and geeks; Golden Loot sells accessories such as portable phone chargers, headphones and cases; and Bling It Up! takes everyday accessories such as brushes and compact mirrors and creates personalised “blinging” of these items for their customers. Trading ends of the 16th December, when our students will complete a final evaluation and go into the running to attend a special awards ceremony in London in the new year. We are so proud of our entrepreneurs and wish them every success in their sales!

For more detail of the Tycoon in School initiative, please see: www.tycooninschools.com