They’re the kids in America!

Liverpool’s most enterprising youngsters came together this week ahead of their prize winning trip to Washington DC

The prize was awarded to the youngsters for being the city’s most entrepreneurial young talent in ‘Liverpool’s Great Enterprise Challenge 2012’.

The pupils who are from Parklands High School in Speke and Rice Lane Infant School in Walton jet off with their parents and staff on Saturday to take in the sights and sounds of Washington – from the White House to the Smithsonian Museum.

Earlier this year 65 schools across Liverpool pitched their business ideas to teams of judges as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2012, held in Liverpool.

Parklands students impressed the judges with their ‘T’s @ The Park Connecting Communities and Companies’ project which designs and supplies promotional items such as T-shirts, hoodies, bags and waterproof jackets.

The infants at Rice Lane won top prize in the primary category with their idea: ‘ReaL Change in our Liverpool Home’.

Cllr Gary Millar, deputy Lord Mayor of Liverpool, who came up with the idea for the Challenge, said: “The standard of the competition was incredibly high, but the winning schools richly deserve the praise they received and this fantastic prize. I have no doubt they will have a wonderful trip that will inspire them even further.

“They are a real credit to themselves, their schools and the city and we hope to unearth more brilliant business concepts in the next Schools Enterprise Challenge which starts in October.”