Enterprising students enter the Dragons’ Den

Young entrepreneurs went head to head in a two-day Dragons’ Den styled Enterprise Day on Thursday 28 June.

Students aged 13-14 years old, from Ricards Lodge, took part in the day. The Enterprise Day runs in partnership with Young Enterprise, the leading business and enterprise education initiative, which delivers programmes based on the principle that we all learn best by doing.
Young Enterprise brought together volunteers from business to work together with students to plan, cost, batch and produce products for sale to other students.
The enjoyable enterprise activity was shown to make a real difference to the students’ motivational development. It also contributes to their awareness and understanding of the opportunities that an enterprising workforce can create.
At the end of the Enterprising Day students presented an array of fascinating projects and the sales they achieved, to the ‘Dragons’ Den’ for final scrutiny.

Headteacher, Alison Jerrard, said:

‘I was impressed to see how our students responded to this exciting challenge and their array of talents that was displayed.’

Cabinet Member for School Standards and Youth Engagement, Councillor Oonagh Moulton said:

‘This was a wonderful opportunity for the students at Ricards Lodge. Events such as this give young people the chance to learn many new skills which are invaluable for their future.’