Dragon's Den: The results are in!

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As I am sure you are aware, Ruby class have recently undertaken the Dragon's Den project, introduced to the school by Mploy Solutions. The project is designed to develop team work and to give children a hands on experience of what it would be like to work in a business. Children had to work in teams to think of a product to make, design it, make it and sell it at our Christmas Fair, as well as managing a budget and new roles within the team. The most notable success is that collectively the children raised £93.25 to send to their chosen charity, Smile Train UK!

To round off the project, the children had to use their ICT and public speaking skills to present a review of their experiences to three 'dragons' from local businesses who came to visit us. I have to say, some spectacular Power Point presentations were produced! The competition was on and the standards were high...

And the winners are:

After much deliberation, the dragons decided on a 'Best Product' winner and an over all winner from our groups. The winners of 'Best Product' were a team called Ice Bears, who, sold Christmas stocking shaped decorations to hang on a tree made from card and recycled wrapping paper. And the winners were a team called WCD (Wicked Christmas Decorations) who made Christmas crackers. They were chosen for their excellent team work, clear brand and product quality. WCD are now through to the finals, held at Brine Leas on 7th February where they will be competing against the winners from other schools for a prize.

The children have thoroughly enjoyed the project and worked enthusiastically throughout. As their teacher I have been struck by their creativity and clear drive to succeed.
To gain a flavour of the children's responses to the project, I asked the children to write down what they would like to say about the project, and here are just a few replies from the several sheets full I had back.

"I really enjoyed the program because we all got on well as a team." Riley

"It was an amazing experience and I would love to rewind and do it all again!" Molly

"It helped us to work as a team and I would suggest it to any body." Pip

"We had great fun and I couldn't ask for better lessons at school. Thank you!" Amber.

" I enjoyed this program because it gives you a chance to sell things which you wouldn't get to do until you're older." Ruby

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