Business and leadership conference for students

Students from Backwell and Gordano attended the conference.

Students from Backwell and Gordano attended the conference. - Credit: Archant

Students from across North Somerset attended an innovation conference, with hopes of sparking the minds of budding entrepreneurs.

The Lighthouse Schools Partnership, which includes Gordano and Backwell schools, held a conference at the University of the West of England (UWE) Business School in Bristol on Friday.

An abundance of experts were on hand to offer the sixth form students advice as they head towards higher education and the world of work.

More than 200 students attended the conference, which promoted innovation, leadership, teamwork and entrepreneurship.

Among the people the youngsters could speak to was UWE’s director of Bristol business engagement centre Dr Noordin Shehabuddeen.

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Bristol Bears rugby star Nick Fenton-Wells was also at the conference and he delivered a speech on leadership.

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