On Tuesday 12th February, a team of sixth-form students from Christ’s Hospital School were selected as finalists for this year’s Sheriffs’ London Challenge. Mentored by Freemen David Mellor and Paddy Willis, the students saw off fierce competition from six other schools in the heats of this prestigious annual public speaking and debating event.
The Sheriffs’ London Challenge this year tasks teams of up to eight students to consider ‘What will be the key impacts of the digital revolution on the City of London?’ and takes the form of a timed presentation to a panel of judges, followed by questions from the panel.
Christ’s Hospital, with their mentors, now face Mulberry Academy Shoreditch in the final – to be held at the Old Bailey in front of a bench of HM Judges on 4th March.
Court Assistant Sarah Davis, who chairs the Entrepreneurs’ Education Committee, praised the performance of the team saying, “With such a high standard of presentations from all the schools we were delighted that Christ Hospital School won the 12th February heat. The Education Committee look forward to supporting them through to final on 4th March”
The Master Entrepreneur, Mr Peter Hewitt, added his own congratulations and wished the team every success in the final.
The Guild of Entrepreneurs is committed to promoting entrepreneurship and business skills as academic disciplines, and Freemen Entrepreneurs undertake mentoring, lecturing and careers advising in a number of schools and universities in London and the South East.
More details of the Guild’s partner institutions can be found HERE