Students to set up stall at European trade event

Tapping into the European market...Pictured (back, from left) Jack Boyfield, 17, of Fishtoft, Edward Spenceley, 16, of Donington, Krishna Ramana, 17, of Boston, and Giorgio Kerman-Fiore, 16, of Boston, (front) Evie Kerman-Fiore, 17, of Boston, Biancha-Jade Pennington, 16, of Boston, Naomi Omokhodion, 17, of Sibsey, and Lucy Kerrigan, 16, of Boston. DS

Tapping into the European market...Pictured (back, from left) Jack Boyfield, 17, of Fishtoft, Edward Spenceley, 16, of Donington, Krishna Ramana, 17, of Boston, and Giorgio Kerman-Fiore, 16, of Boston, (front) Evie Kerman-Fiore, 17, of Boston, Biancha-Jade Pennington, 16, of Boston, Naomi Omokhodion, 17, of Sibsey, and Lucy Kerrigan, 16, of Boston. DS

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A GROUP of teenagers from a Boston school who have started their own business are to represent the UK at a European trade fair.

Language Lincs, a business run by the eight students from Boston Grammar Schools Federation, beat off competition from six other student-run companies from the East Midlands to book its place at the event in Bratislava, Slovakia.

The company is one of 129 being run in the East Midlands through the Young Enterprise scheme, which gives students the chance to gain practical experience of business.

The young entrepreneurs from the South End site impressed judges at a regional competition in Melton Mowbray with their product - a range of foreign language books for five-10-year-olds, each one accompanied by a rag doll in the colours of the respective country’s national flag.

Managing director Evie Kerman-Fiore, 17, said: “We are just glad our hard work has paid off. This just feels like a reward for all of our hard work.”

The group will be setting up stall at the European trade fair, also run through Young Enterprise, in March. They are thought to be one of only two UK companies talking part in the event.

The group hopes the business’s language-based product would find a natural home at the event.

“We’re really excited,” Evie said.

“It will be nice to see the other companies from around the world.”

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