ENTERPRISING pupils from South Craven School at Cross Hills have come-up with a winning product – and are raising awareness of mental health at the same time.

A group of nine year-12 students formed a company, Wick’d, which is making and selling environmentally-friendly candles and wax melts. And, using the tagline Candle with Care, they are shining a spotlight on mental health issues.

“Mental health is such a big thing now – amongst young people especially – as is looking after the environment,” said Wick’d sales director Tyla Hockey.

“With each purchase we give a free leaflet – that we created ourselves – with some mental health advice and pointers to helpful websites and apps. The advice came from qualified therapists and psychology teachers.”

The team’s products have earned regional success in a young enterprise contest, held via video, and on Wednesday (June 17) the pupils are competing in the national finals.

The team is Ben Pickard, Harriet Robinson, Jack Gill, Lucy Hannah, Phoebe Rollins, Sally Simmonite, Tom Rothwell, Tyla Hockey and Ysabel Akroyd.