Dragons’ Den day at school
PRIMARY school pupils became entrepreneurs in their very own version of TV’s Dragons’ Den.
Year five children at Mottram St Andrew Primary Academy had to persuade a ‘Dragon’ to invest in a product they designed as part of their literacy learning, using persuasive writing.
The honorary ‘Dragons’ were class teacher Mrs Lucy Rusbridge and school Bursar Mrs Helen Woolley who listened to each group’s presentation and chose a product to invest in. A Doggie Luggage Bag for taking a pet on holiday, a Doggie Umbrella to keep pets warm and dry in bad weather and to keep your house clean, and a flying bike to save on holiday costs were some of the ideas presented.
Others were a tricycle lawnmower to enable children to help with household chores.
The groups presented their ideas, describing their product’s features and benefits.
Helen Woolley said: “I was particularly impressed with the health and safety features, especially on the flying bikes and the tricycle lawnmower.”
Pupils at the school will also use numeracy skills to ensure a good profit margin for their inventions.
Headteacher Christine Bowen said: “Creativity is at the heart of the school curriculum and enterprise activities enable the children to envisage how their numeracy and literacy skills apply to real life situations, preparing them for the future.”