20 June 2016

High-flying students breathe life into Dragons’ Den style event

Budding entrepreneurs from the Coleshill School certainly have fire in their bellies! 

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These students scaled the the dizzy heights of commerce last week (Friday) when they entered the Dragons’ Den at the academy’s business conference.

Businesses in the area pitched up at the school for the successful event, which saw students produce their own presentations and work in teams to present their bids. Local businesses generously pledged sponsorship of student focussed items, as the future entrepreneurs impressed the leaders with their skills.


Mr Smith-Childs, headteacher, said:

This was an opportunity for local business to make long lasting links with the school and affect the life chance of hundreds of young people.  It was a huge success and we would like to thank the generosity of all the local businesses who took part.

We are so proud of our students who led the event they worked really hard putting together the presentations.  This has enabled them to build their confidence as young leaders.”

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Steve Moore, Sertec, said:

I was impressed with the confidence of the young people. This has been a great experience for them and I have really enjoyed visiting the school.”

Katie Hale, Plott Creative, said:

It has been a fantastic event.  I was so impressed with the genuine pride the students felt about the school and their confidence standing in front of so many business people.”

The Coleshill School is rapidly expanding, with more than 100 additional students joining each year and over 210 students will be joining in Year 7 this coming September.  This event will help the school continue to make significant improvements to the students’ learning and outcomes.