Success is sweet for pupils

The Collingwood School and Media Arts College students who run sweettooth.com with Jerri Murtagh, owner of Echo 23 PR Agency.
The Collingwood School and Media Arts College students who run sweettooth.com with Jerri Murtagh, owner of Echo 23 PR Agency.
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A GROUP of Morpeth schoolchildren’s tasty enterprise has been commended by regional business owners.

Sweettooth.com was set up by students from Collingwood School and Media Arts College in Stobhillgate to sell the food they made such as cupcakes, fruit smoothies and fruit kebabs.

The team was one of eight from schools across Northumberland that made the final of the Student Business Challenge competition.

Others included an innovative web based service to improve people’s clubbing experience, manufacturing and selling items including key rings and magnets, and the overall winners making circus events accessible to people in rural Northumberland.

The judges, all with business expertise, praised the Collingwood pupils for their teamwork and communication skills.

Jerri Murtagh, owner of the Echo23 PR Agency, said: “Their presentation was clear and confident, and showed superb timing.”

The challenge, which was open to all schools and colleges in the county, was organised by reaction, a social enterprise based in Northumberland.