Student’s experience of iDEA launch

UntitledMia Hope, Year 12 student at Rye Studio School, shares her story about the iDEA launch:

On Monday the 31st March at 3pm I proudly attended Buckingham Palace to represent the Studio School Trust for the Duke of York’s launch of his brand new digital enterprise award scheme ‘IDEA’; where I had the opportunity to meet guests and give them my opinion and ideas on the award scheme. Guests included Will.i.am, Annika Small CEO of the Nominet Trust as well as other governors from the Trust and various other CEOs and directors from large worldwide based digital companies. When speaking to them all we exchanged our own personal ideas for the award scheme and what could be done to get more of us teens involved!

The Duke’s speech left me feeling empowered and motivated to become more of an entrepreneur and more out-spoken than ever, as well as to take every opportunity I can. “You only have one life to live so start living it now” (words from will.i.am)! This experience has been unforgettable; this is not the only incredible opportunity that Rye Studio School has offered me this year (such as working at Modus PR in fashion week and Country Homes magazine). I would just like to take this opportunity to thank Rye Studio School once again for giving me ANOTHER incredible opportunity and I can’t wait to start working with the other students on our own ‘digital enterprise award’.

Mia Hope, Student,Rye Studio School.

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