Walton High’s Young Enterprise group won the Milton Keynes local competition for the best overall product, in addition to winning a number of other award categories. Initially, thirteen Year 11 students registered their company in September 2017. After conducting market research, students settled on a product called the ‘U Card.’ The purpose of the card is to make a positive impact on people’s lives by solving daily challenges and reminding people about important dates. The U Card stands for ‘Help U’, ‘Remind U’ and ‘Made for U.’ Three variations of the U card were developed: a car card for vehicle owners with MOT and insurance dates, a lost person card to keep young children and the elderly safe and thirdly, a medical card for people with rare medical conditions.
Students took part in the Milton Keynes trade fair where they sold to the general public and made several hundreds of pounds profit. Students also held meetings with leading charities such as Age UK and Macintyre, who were interested in the products. Students Maisie and Amy commented “our proudest achievement was winning ‘Overall Best Company’ at the Milton Keynes finals which has allowed us to advance through to the county finals on the 4th May. We are also very grateful to Miss East who has helped and guided us in the creation of our business and for making it a once in a lifetime experience!”