Entrepreneurial students from Queens’ School in Bushey, hoping to carve a future in the business world, have taken part in a breakfast meeting to celebrate their successes.

On Friday, Year 13 students took the opportunity to reflect upon their achievements on the Career Academy UK programme which runs at the school and also introduce Year 12 students to the course.

Career Academies UK is a business-led charity that helps young people bridge the gap between school and work by giving them access to real experience of the working world.

A structured programme of paid internships, mentoring and motivational lectures provides work experience and skills needed to be able to perform more effectively in the wider world.

At the end of the scheme the majority of Career Academy graduates go on to higher education while others move directly into employment or work based learning such as apprenticeships or school leaver programmes.

Students were also joined by a number of local and national businesses supporting the venture.

Keith Reynolds, Career Academy co-ordinator for the school, said: "The school is very grateful for the support of such local companies as Halifax, Paladin, Hertsmere Leisure, Mothercare, Finesse Leisure and BAM Construction who gave a considerable amount of time and support to enable the scheme to operate most effectively."