Eight entrepreneurial sixth formers are creating a social media buzz with their successful events venture in Putney.

The girls who have already won three prestigious business awards are now planning their next event aimed at young teenagers.

Kalafi Discos, run by students from Putney High School, arrange discos for 11-13 year olds who live in and around Wandsworth.

The team includes Beth Rowlands, Holly Hallawell, Anya Kumar, Francesca Battaglia-Trovato, Bianca Treggiari, Polly Brown, Ophelia O’Flynn and Jenna Chapman, who are all 17 years old.

In recognition of their work, the girls have received a prize at the Young Enterprise Competition for the Best South-West London Overall Company and the Best Interview Award as well as the BLP Award for Social Impact as a result of their donations to charity.

Beth Rowland, managing director of Kalafi Discos said: “We saw a gap in the market. Eleven to 13-years-old is too old to go for play dates but too young to have house parties. The discos are places to have fun in a safe environment.”

The girls set the company up as part of their Young Enterprise project in September 2017.

The discos were initially arranged to fundraise for their main project, which was hoodie printing. The group found they had a lack of passion for hoodie printing, and decided to switch their focus to organising discos.

They have held two discos so far which have included photo booths as well as prizes, and have attracted more than 250 young teenagers to each event.

Having more than 900 followers on Instagram, the company regularly uploads pictures and videos to social media to interact with young attendees and often receive direct messages regarding music requests. The company also email out information about the discos to local secondary schools in the borough to pass on to students.

Balancing the company with their A Level studies is difficult, but the girls have weekly meetings after school to make sure responsibilities are being allocated fairly.

The next disco is set to be later this month at Putney High School, and the girls are hoping to hold a raffle along with the usual disco features. Currently, they are trying to arrange donations from Starbucks Coffee and Firezza Pizza.

To find out more about the company visit their website: kalafidiscos.com