SCOTS pupils flocked to a Dragon’s Den occasion in an try to pitch social enterprise concepts to a panel of native dragons.
The occasion, which came about on the Carnegie Convention Centre in Dunfermline, welcomed each major and secondary faculties from throughout Fife.
On the Dragon’s panel had been Geoffrey Proudlock from Fife School, Claire Fraser from the Social Enterprise Academy, Dot Smith from Fife Council’s Financial Improvement Group, and John Penman from Glenrothes-based Fife Fabrications Ltd.
The Social Enterprise Academy’s social entrepreneurs supported the pupils to design, create and launch their social enterprises.
A complete pitch from the Basic Supervisor and Enterprise Secretary of Pop Store from Balwearie Excessive College impressed the dragons.
Pop Retailers’ research packs and stationery with key motivational messages, a enterprise thought already making a revenue, impressed the dragons and inspired them to half with their money and spend money on the duo from Balwearie Excessive College.
Main the best way for Fife’s Main Faculties was Torbain Main College in Kirkcaldy who impressed the judges with their eco-friendly backyard thought.
Taking a complete college method to taking care of their playground and inspiring biodiversity, they held a gardening sale to earn funds to purchase vegetation, develop eco-habitats, and extra.
Tulliallan Main College’s pitch impressed Glenrothes-based enterprise, Fife Fabrications who supported the varsity’s enterprise thought by contributing £50 in direction of a brand new smoothie machine to assist manufacturing.
John Penman from Fife Fabrications Ltd stated: “The group at Fife Fabrications is vastly supportive of giving again to native folks and communities, taking each alternative to usher in new concepts or tackle challenges that generate donations for good causes they imagine in.”
Commenting on the challenge, Alison Sinclair from Fife Council’s Tradition of Enterprise stated: “I used to be impressed with the extent of innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurial abilities the younger folks confirmed; their confidence degree was inspiring.
“I stay up for seeing the social enterprises flourish over the approaching months.
“Because of the Dragons, companions, native companies, and faculties for collaborating and making the occasion profitable.”
All collaborating faculties had been awarded £50 seed cash as a shock on the finish of the occasion to encourage them to develop their social enterprises and realise the good thing about doing so.
Dragon’s Den is a part of The Tradition of Enterprise programme, delivered in partnership with Social Enterprise Academy, Fife School, and Growing The Younger Workforce Fife.