Eltham College Student Wins Financial Times Competition

Eltham College is proud to announce a notable Economics achievement. Sixth Form student Edward Pugh has won the   Financial Times Student Advocate Programme. 

Over the past few months, four of our Year 12 Economics students entered the In the Financial Times discussion meetings, selected members from around the world discussed possible new ways, such as podcasts or YouTube channels, for the paper to reach out to a variety of audiences.  

This worldwide programme ended in March with a competition where each student made a five-minute video on aspects of ‘What makes a perfect company’.   Ed Pugh was one of only three students globally whose video was selected as a winner! Ed chose to explore the physical workplace and communications across hierarchies and presented some insightful observations as to how we can all work more optimally.  His prize for this considerable individual achievement is a bespoke workshop with the FT. 

We are very proud of his achievement, especially given this is the school’s first year of involvement with the programme, and congratulations to the other three Eltham students, Amrit Kallar, Ishaq Ullah, and Akshay John who have also been committed participants.