SIXTH form pupils have followed up success in a young enterprise competition, by officially registering their toy company.

MyaMEgo, the brainchild of Worcester Sixth Form College students, specialises in soft toys that help young children to express their feelings and reduces stress.

The pupils designed the toy to reduce the burden of the mental health crisis, which is facing adolescents today.

MyaMeGo were known as Team Athena at the competition held at the Young Enterprise Spring Trade Fair last March.

The team, made up of are Maj Begum, Aisha Hussain, Yasmin Li, Carla Shipley and Jess Harvey, beat 11 others.

The girls’ who are second year students at Worcester Sixth Form College said: “The average age of onset for a clinically diagnosable mental health condition is just 14.

"If we work hard enough, we are determined to tackle the roots of these disorders by improving the way we talk about how we are doing on a daily basis, not just when things get too much to handle.

"We are certain that our aMEgos are the perfect tools to aid a huge future change. MyaMEgo ltd want to combat this stigma early in life and changing social perceptions preventing conversations about mood and emotions.”

The company want to scale up the business from a small local company to selling their product on a larger scale.

Edward Senior, principal, said: “I am extremely proud of the achievements of these students – not only their business acumen, maturity and hard work, but also the fact they chose to champion such an important issue for young people.”