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Posted on: January 31st 2020

Dragons' Den comes to Year 7

Dragons den 1On the last day of the autumn term, we held our annual Dragons’ Den competition for year 7.  This gives our students the opportunity to come up with creative business ideas and pitch these to a panel of judges made up of  students from Yr 9, 12 and past students currently studying at some of the top universities in the country. Each team had to create an eco-friendly juice drink that was commercially viable. This year we had over twenty teams take part and the standard was really high.  Well done to all the teams and their tutors for coming up with some great ideas and imaginative presentations.  We were really impressed with all the entries which showed real commitment, energy, strong planning and great team work.

It was a difficult job to choose the five finalists, who were Smoothy Strike (7SZB), JustDragons den 2 Juice (7AAS), Everlasting (7FXH), 5 in 1 (7HLT) and Hydroblast (7WGH).  Each finalist made a presentation to the panel of judges and were quizzed on a range of topics such as costs, profitability, unique selling point, packaging and target market. All the teams performed exceptionally well and the judges were very impressed with the quality of their presentations and answers to questions.  It was a tough decision to choose the winner and it was a very, very close decision….but there can only be one winner and that was Everlasting (7FXH).  The judges were particularly impressed with the contributions made by Aryan , Nabeel and Biba .  Well done to them and ALL the students who took part.  It just shows what a fantastic pool of talent exists at Whitmore High School! 

Thank you to all the tutors, students and judges who helped make this such an enjoyable and fun experience.  For those students who want to turn their business idea into a reality they can join our Business Club which meets on Wednesday lunchtimes in BE1; you will have the opportunity to take part in a national enterprise competition and compete to be the UK’s best young entrepreneur!

Amarah (12WYW), Matthew (9RSK), Shaheem (9CXM)