Sheffield schoolgirl Hazel’s taste of success

Westbourne school pupil Hazel Joel is enjoying an early taste of business success after winning a prize as part of the BiG Challenge competition.
Westbourne school pupil Hazel Joel is enjoying an early taste of business success after winning a prize as part of the BiG Challenge competition.
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Schoolgirl Hazel Joel is enjoying an early taste of business success after winning a prize in a competition aimed at entrepreneurial youngsters.

The Westbourne School pupil was a runner-up in the BiG Challenge competition, which is run by Sheffield Council and aims to inspire and build entrepreneurial skills across the city.

Hazel, aged 14, headed a team in a business venture called Hazel’s Cakes. The team made a £112 profit and is already looking at ways the enterprise could be expanded for future growth.

Meanwhile, Westbourne School in Broomhill is also celebrating success with more former students gaining places at the prestigious Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

Former head girl Lizzie Peck is the first Westbourne girl to be offered an Oxbridge place. She will attend The Queen’s College to read French and Russian. Toby Williams, who gained A* grades in all his subjects and an A* with distinction in further maths, has been offered a place at Exeter College Oxford to read politics/philosophy/economics.

Headteacher John Hicks said: “The school takes great pride in the academic achievements of all its pupils, both past and present.”