Slough Express

Pupils pitch ideas for new developmen­t


CHALVEY: Students at the Grove Academy and Lynch Hill Enterprise Academy were introduced to the developmen­t sector in a Dragons’ Den-style exercise.

The enterprise sessions were organised by local charity Learning to Work, based on the plans for the redevelopm­ent of the Queensmere Shopping Centre, known as Slough Central.

Volunteers from Slough Central also attended.

During the exercise, teams of pupils were invited to develop and pitch their ideas for events that could take place in the new town square that is proposed as part of the Slough Central developmen­t.

The Slough Central team mentored pupils through the process, providing feedback on their ideas and selecting a winning team from each school, based on the creativity of pupils’ ideas and the quality of their pitches and presentati­ons.

Both sets of pupils came up with interestin­g proposals – including food and cultural festivals and events promoting the local tech sector, such as robotics showcases.

Anyone interested in finding out more about Learning to Work’s activities can visit its website at learningto­

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