Dragons Den-style challenge in town

BUDDING entrepreneurs took part in a challenging task this week.

Students from Baytree and Westhaven special schools and Worle and Wyvern community schools took part in a Dragon’s Den-style task.

The Weston Schools Enterprise 4 U Business Challenge took place at Weston College on Monday.

It is the fourth year that the event has been run and the aim is to showcase the business and creativity skills of young people.

Each school team formed a company and produced a business plan.

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They then showed off their products or services on a trade stand and made a presentation to a panel of judges or ‘dragons’.

The judging panel included Carol Burrows of Upper Cut Hair Salon, Kirsten Hemingway, of Hemingway Corporation, Sam Finlay, of Allerton Video Production, and Judi Harper, vice principal of Weston College.

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The ‘companies’ were judged on their business plan, trade stand and also their presentation.

The event has been arranged and co-ordinated by Westhaven Special School.

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