Northamptonshire pupils learn benefits of music in business

The winning team from Southfield School, Kettering Credit: University of Northampton

The University of Northampton has been teaching local school pupils the benefits of using music in business.

The university's Enterprise Club has hosted a ‘Create Your Future’ social enterprise event for Year 12 pupils from across Northamptonshire.

The pupils were asked to get into groups and come up with a business idea that could overcome a social problem, but also involved music.

The concepts were then put through a judging process and the winning group was from Southfield School in Kettering.

They focused on the problem of litter and their solution was for people to earn points by throwing their rubbish into a special bin. These points could then be used for downloading music tracks for free.

One of the organisers, Sharon Irwin, said: “The winning team from Southfield School in Kettering came up with a socially innovative idea and the Enterprise Club will be working with them to help make their idea a reality.”