STUDENTS from a secondary school in Thornton Heath have won a silver medal at the European Entrepreneur of the Year competition.
Pupils Jada Walters, Anatasia Enyioma, Hannah Ali and Abishna Vamathevan formed a company, AJJA Ltd, and developed a business plan to launch a smartphone app which promotes healthy eating and reducing food waste.
The app, called CookMyDinner, allows users to enter the ingredients you have to have in their your fridge and cupboards and generates a nutritious recipe based on them. to use them up.
The Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College students are already planning to further develop their idea with spin-offs like including CookMyCurry and CookMyPizza.
They competed in Vienna on November 26 against 14 other teams representing 12 different countries, many of whom were undergraduates with far more experience of entrepreneurship studies.
Head teacher Amanda Compton said: winning a silver medal was an "outstanding achievement". "I am always impressed by the range of ideas the students generate as a result of our specialist status as a business and enterprise College," she said. We have a long tradition of supporting students to develop their business ideas and we will be watching carefully for this one as the students begin to investigate ways of making their app a reality."