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Entrepreneurs Face The Dragons

Students had to impress a panel of Dragons with their business ideas as part of an enterprise event.

The Dragons' Den-style workshop for Year 10 involved each group coming up with a product idea, creating a logo, developing a marketing strategy and presenting their case to the Dragons.

The four finalists were Identity, a package to design unique, personal clothing; Trackers, a chip system to help you find lost keys and phones; the All in One Mega Munch Crunch, a container to hold different food at the cinema and Super Chip, which keeps track of where your valuables are.

The panel of Dragons - Iain Holmes, Laura Hodgkinson and Pauline Sim - were most impressed by Trackers and voted them as the winners.

Some of the other innovative ideas that students came up with included a touch-screen mirror which allows you to see what you would look like in certain outfits.

Aimee Linnell and her fellow teammates came up with the brand name I.M.A.G.E and devised a marketing strategy.

She said: "There is more teamwork involved in something like this and it's more practical."

Another creative idea was developed because of one's group's love of music. Their idea was to have a screen located in shopping centres where people could download music.

Student Parisa Niassen said: "We looked at out interests and because we're all interested in music, we wanted to find an easy of downloading music in different places."

Enterprise Coordinator Jenny Brackwell said: "The event helped to improve students' business skills and show how topics covered in Business Studies are used in the world of work."