Dragons Den – Holywell High School – March 2024

Rotary were pleased to respond to the school request to provide a Dragons Den to assess students work in their business studies. Students in small teams were asked to design an educational game, and produce a business plan looking at production costs, marketing and selling plans, and a profit prediction. They then presented their product on the basis of seeking investment


The Dragons were very impressed by all presentations, and severely hampered by the fact that at the end 5 teams had achieved maximum points.

Having a small prize for the winning team, and after much deliberation, a team called LAB RATS were judged winners.  This team designed and produced a board game designed to interest young people in science through questions on cards. Their research was impressive which included market research based on opinions from the children at Ysgol Maes y Felin.

Also impressive was a full design of their game materials and graphics showing  production costing and a profit and loss account.
The Dragons were also asked to identify any individual students who whilst not in the winning team really left an impression that they had shown considerable skills and effort in their presentations.  5 students were chosen.

The photo shows 4 members of LAB RATS, Kadie, Sophie, Charlotte and Molly with the Rotary Dragons, Mrs Dawn Islip, Malcolm Mellor, Sian Golding and Rob Board.  2 LAB RATS team members, Hollie and Kayleigh were in other lessons.

Rotary send their congratulations to all the teams.


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