First Year students completed a Dragons Den style competition at our Business & Economics Day yesterday.

The challenge was to create a product to assist school children. Students researched and presented on; Product design, target market, competition, marketing strategy and economic conditions to name a few.

The level of sophisticated research, application to the product and presentations were outstanding.

Toby Fry said “The brief was to develop a novel product that could be used by school pupils. We were asked to provide details on design production, costs and target market. The best ideas from each class were presented to a panel of judges, the whole of the first form and some sixth formers. Business & Economics Day was a great opportunity to become an entrepreneur for the day. We learnt a lot about economics, design and unique selling points, but also a lot about teamwork and drawing on the different strengths of individuals. The day also gave us the opportunity to speak in public, which was nerve-wracking but enjoyable”.

Top place went to a team in 1S, made up of Lewis Roberts, Rhys Gormley, Michael Willis and Harris Sawar.  The team created a product called Expandex which is an expandable and collapsible lunch box to be as space efficient as possible.

Second and third place went to 1H (Oscar Beswick, Toby Fry, Harry Justice, Isaac Proud and Matthew Johnsen) and 1B (Asad Dilawar, Daniel Fernandes, Theo Green, Jacob King).

Well done to all students who took part!


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