Off Beat wins area finals
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CREATIVE students from Backwell have won an award for making and selling flower pots, fruit bowls clocks and book ends from old records.
The five students from Backwell School won the Young Enterprise area final after they set up their own company called Off Beat.
Rob Gall, aged 17, Nick Hobbs, 16, Andy Brown 17, Joe Tallis-Chisnall, 17, and Arjun Jadav, 17, make recycled products from records they find in charity shops.
Nick said: “We came up with the idea because Andy’s grandad used to do something similar.
“We also found it really interesting and thought it would be a great use of old records we had lying around the house.
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“We make flower pots, fruit bowls, clocks, bookends and smaller bowls from old records that we get from charity shops.”
Off Beat was presented with an award for best trade stand and best overall company at the competition and the company will now go through to the regional finals on June 24.
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The boys have been selling their products at various craft markets and are looking to run stalls at more events as they expand their business.
Off Beat will be running a stall at the next Nailsea Farmers’ and Craft Market on June 15 in Somerset Square.