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Jun 15, 2018

Innovation and Confidence the Key to Success

South Canterbury YES teams impressed members of the local business community at their regional Pitch event.

Redcastle Recycling

Flaming eco bricks, feel-good music, and bath bombs were the winners of the judge's approval, and money, in this year's 'The Pitch'.

Oamaru's St Kevin's College Redcastle Recycling team was the biggest winner, with the judges awarding them $200 for their flaming eco brick idea.

The bricks were made of paper mâché​, and would burn for a "good half hour", team member Daniel Ruddle, 17, said.

'The Pitch' is the second regional challenge in the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) competition. It involves teams showing their concept to a panel of judges, who each have $150 to give towards their products.

One-woman band Caitlin Bradley, 17, of Roncalli​ College, was another winner, earning $150 towards her feelgood EP for cancer. Bradley is aiming for five songs by New Zealand musicians.

For Bradley​, the EP was about hope, and was inspired by her business and middle name, Joy. Along with the music, she had also gathered stories from those who had experienced cancer.

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