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Queen’s Young Leader Ashleigh to host LTL Enterprise Challenge Finals

A Queen’s Young Leader will host the glittering final of a new Primary School enterprise challenge.

Ashleigh Porter-Exley (pictured right and below), one of a ‘handful of exceptional young people from across the Commonwealth to become Queen’s Young Leaders’, also won the BBC’s Young Apprentice, and she is thrilled to team up with Yorkshire company Louder Than Life ( in a bid to get Primary School kids in a creative mood!


Ashleigh will host the finals of the LRL Business Enterprise Challenge, which is open to all primary schools, and aimed at Years 4, 5 and Year 6 children.

Working in teams the children work on real life business challenges, which are set by real life businesses. This helps to develop the enterprise and employability skills of all the young learners who take part including sharing ideas, aiming high, listening carefully, leadership, creativity, problem-solving and presentation. Each school will have at least one winning team and they will go on to represent their school at the finals.

Said Ashleigh: “Everything I do is about instilling positive behaviour in young people. Louder than Life know that Enterprise Education has a key role to play in helping children adopt a positive mindset and attitude towards their school work and future aspiration.

“I am delighted to be involved in  something that allows primary schools across the county the opportunity to develop their children at such a key influential age.”

Burton Road Primary School (pictured below) and Dodworth St John’s (second picture) have loved taking part in the challenge.

Tim Brain, Managing Director at Louder Than Life, enthused: “I am delighted to have both Ashleigh Porter-Exley and our ambassador, teenage Barnsley business woman, Eve Lodge (pictured below), on board for this years primary enterprise challenge. The work that has gone into this project has been incredible.”


Paul Robson, Louder Than Life’s Enrichment Development Manager, added: “I am so pleased and delighted that Ashleigh will be our host for this year’s final.

“She definitely has the right credentials to inspire the next generation of young entrepreneurs. Having won the BBC One Young Apprentice at the age of 17 she knows exactly what it takes to come through a series of challenges in order to succeed. She has recently been awarded the Queen’s Young Leader award and is also an ambassador for Apprenticeships and Enterprise.”

The finals day will be a celebration of local primary school children coming together in June to showcase and celebrate all their efforts, hard work and commitment to the competition.


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