Pupils set up school business

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Sixth form students from a county high school have taken their first steps into the entrepreneurial world by setting up their own business.

Year 13 pupils at Bedlingtonshire High School, Jordan Lees and Tom Smith, spotted a gap in the market, and are looking to sell low cost and powerful computers to primary schools.

Jordan said: “A lot of schools don’t have a budget high enough to buy new computers and use equipment which isn’t fit for learning the recently updated curriculum.

“Our computers will allow schools a cheaper alternative which will still be fit for the needs of the school.

“We will provide an intuitive and easy to use operating system designed for children complete with all the software they’ll need for learning the new curriculum.”

The students were awarded a grant which they are using to create a website.