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Year 8 Convince 'Dragons' To Back Business Ideas

President Kennedy School’s Year 8 students have participated in an  “On the Street Enterprise “ event created and delivered by ‘Positive about Young People’. The Dragon’s Den and Apprentice styled day was funded by Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce who also supported the event with some of their business mentors. Students focused on debating and learning about essential business principles, finance and planning, and developing a business plan for a social enterprise. Mentors (Mrs Hardeep Sandhu, Business Start-up Team Leader, Mr Blake Timms, Branch, Marketing & Events Executive, and Christina Murphy, Enterprise Coach all from the Chamber of Commerce and Mark Bolton - Operations, Marketing & New Business Manager, Positive about Young People)  supported students throughout the day where they were challenged to really use their creative thinking skills. Post 16 Business students also participated in the event acting as junior business advisors to the Year 8 teams.

The winning group calling themselves D.Tec Force was selected by three business dragons to develop and implement their project, which will be supported and funded by the school, £200 will be given to this student led company comprising of Awais Khan, Zohaib Malik, Rebecca Mara. Victoria Garvey, Nathan Moss, Isha Patel  and Post 16 Business student Ryan Emmott. Their winning idea was to design and sell T shirts and badges to raise money for local Deaf Children.

PaYP were so impressed by the winning team that each member was given a £10 gift voucher each to spend on themselves.

Year 8 student  Caidie Samra said “Today has been a fantastic day and it has been an amazing experience! I feel I have had a taste of what enterprise work is like “

 

President Kennedy School’s Year 8 students have participated in an  “On the Street Enterprise “ event created and delivered by ‘Positive about Young People’. The Dragon’s Den and Apprentice styled day was funded by Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce who also supported the event with some of their business mentors. Students focused on debating and learning about essential business principles, finance and planning, and developing a business plan for a social enterprise. Mentors (Mrs Hardeep Sandhu, Business Start-up Team Leader, Mr Blake Timms, Branch, Marketing & Events Executive, and Christina Murphy, Enterprise Coach all from the Chamber of Commerce and Mark Bolton - Operations, Marketing & New Business Manager, Positive about Young People)  supported students throughout the day where they were challenged to really use their creative thinking skills. Post 16 Business students also participated in the event acting as junior business advisors to the Year 8 teams.

The winning group calling themselves D.Tec Force was selected by three business dragons to develop and implement their project, which will be supported and funded by the school, £200 will be given to this student led company comprising of Awais Khan, Zohaib Malik, Rebecca Mara. Victoria Garvey, Nathan Moss, Isha Patel  and Post 16 Business student Ryan Emmott. Their winning idea was to design and sell T shirts and badges to raise money for local Deaf Children.

PaYP were so impressed by the winning team that each member was given a £10 gift voucher each to spend on themselves.

Year 8 student  Caidie Samra said “Today has been a fantastic day and it has been an amazing experience! I feel I have had a taste of what enterprise work is like."