26 March 2015
Dragons’ Den III
The library at Maelor School was transformed into a Dragons’ Den as Year 12 pupils pitched their business start-up ideas to a team of Dragons from Principality and our distribution partner Legal & General.
For the last few weeks the pupils have been working in teams to generate ideas, conduct market research, identify target markets, explore funding options, decide on publicity options and put together their presentations.
The BITC initiative supported their Welsh Baccalaureate studies and aimed to put their business skills to the test. It also aimed to encourage their general skills like team working and problem solving, which are so important in the world of business.
The Dragons were treated to a varied array of start-up ideas including; outdoor activity centres, sweet shops, music festivals and an 80’s cinema showing films like Back to the Future.
They also had the impossible task of trying to pick a winning project. After lots of debate, the pupils/ founders of Red Dragon Games were named the winners. The Dragons were really impressed with their Maths World application which was targeted at Key Stage 2 and also supported other subject areas like Geography and Welsh. The group not only came up with a great idea but delivered a fantastic presentation and demonstrated exceptional team working skills.
Red Dragon Games were presented with a trophy and won £500 for their school community.
James Harper, Local Marketing Support Manager at Principality said “On behalf of all the Dragons I would like to thank the pupils and staff at school for all their hard work and brilliant ideas. It was a very enjoyable day, we were all so impressed with the amount of effort the teams put into their presentations and the professionalism they demonstrated.”
- 6 Happy dragons
- 12 Inspiring groups
- 50+ Participating pupils