Leeds West Academy


Finals of The Ryman National Enterprise Challenge

Heading to the finals of national business competition 

Leeds West Academy is delighted to announce that it has reached the finals of the prestigious annual Ryman National Enterprise Challenge, the UK’s largest school’s enterprise education competition. We competed against over 200 schools in this year’s challenge and students are excited to join students from 160 schools at the finals which take place on Wednesday 4th July at The International Centre, Telford. 

The Ryman National Enterprise Challenge is part of the Inspirational Learning Group, whose aim is to provide innovative and enterprising off-timetable events for schools, colleges and universities; engaging, inspiring and motivating students to be the best they can be. The Ryman National Enterprise Challenge has attracted over 450 schools and 200,000 students since its first challenge was launched back in 2013. Founders, Ben and Mike Dyer said, engaging inspiring and motivating students to be the best they can be.

The 2018 challenges were set by supporters, Ryman and KidZania -an indoor city ran by kids. Key Stage 4 kids have been designing ‘back to’ marketing campaigns for Ryman and winning students will meet the marketing team at Ryman to have their campaign put up inside a store!

In Key Stage 3, students have been designing a new activity for KidZania’s Indoor City at the Westfield Shopping Centre in Shepherd’s Bush, London. The activity included creating a You Tube advert and considering how many Kidzos (Kidzania’s official currency) it would cost.

Perri Kiely and Jordan Banjo will be hosting the exciting finals event. The duo is best known for being part of dance group, Diversity, who shot to fame when they won Britain’s Got Talent and more recently hosting the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.

Challenge Ambassador, Theo Paphitis, entrepreneur, retail magnate and well known for his appearances on nine seasons of Dragon’s Den, said: “some of the best pitches I’ve seen on The Ryman National Enterprise Challenge over the years have been even better than the ones I saw in the den!”