A group of business students have travelled to London to visit 10 Downing Street.

Four pupils and two staff members from Sir John Thursby Community College in Burnley, and two members of staff from Young Enterprise visited the governmental office to speak with Myles Stacey, special advisor to the Prime Minister.

They used the meeting to introduce Myles to the Young Enterprise Inspiring Futures Project which aims to support social mobility by offering young people across all corners of the country the opportunity to develop key employability skills by providing access to a variety of enterprise programmes including the 'Company Programme'.

Careers development co-ordinator at the college, Rowena Star said: “We are all really proud of our Young Enterprise team here at SJT.

“They have worked really hard on their business and to be recognised for their successes and be offered this once in a lifetime opportunity was so exciting for not only the students involved but the whole school.

“The students were a credit to themselves and the school and they enjoyed being able to share their Company Programme journey with Myles Stacey.”

In the ‘Company Programme’ scheme, young people work together in teams to set up and run their own company.

The college company has been named Resin Time, and students produce non-toxic resin-based products such as jewellery, coasters, and key chains; their packaging is sustainable and eco-friendly.

Myles Stacey said: “It was a pleasure to talk with Resin Time at No. 10 where they shared their Young Enterprise journey of raising capital through fundraising to producing and selling non-toxic resin products in eco-friendly packaging.

"Great talent – watch this space.”