A group of 14-year old students from Wimbledon High School have become stationery entrepreneurs.

The students were runners up in the Ryman National Enterprise Challenge 2018 for 13-15 year olds, having competed against thousands of students across the UK to reach the finals.

Their product was so eye catching that it impressed judge and Dragons' Den star Theo Paphitis so much that he personally invited them to pitch their idea again to the Ryman Buying Team.

The buyers loved the range and have worked alongside the school children to create the product range.

Jane Lunnon, head teacher of Wimbledon High School said it was an incredible opportunity for the girls.

"We know our students are brimming with ideas and creativity, but to come up against one of the ‘Dragons’ and come away with your design going into production is simply wonderful," she said.

"We thank the National Enterprise Challenge for the opportunity and Ryman for their brilliant support and generosity with the girls.”

As a result, the 'Animouth' pencil case design will be featured and available for people to buy in 50 Ryman stores as of today.

“The kids’ pitch was so articulate and on the money that I knew I couldn’t let the opportunity for them and Ryman slip by," Mr Paphitis said.

"It’s their first step on the entrepreneur ladder and we’re delighted to support this.

"They’re fantastic young entrepreneurs having created the product, the logo, the designs and supporting marketing ideas - retailers in the making.”