Year 9 pupils made sure they weren’t toast as they were put through a ‘Dragon’s Den’ scenario with Warburtons!
The budding entrepreneurs, in their form groups, were given the task of developing a new product for the bakers, researching it, thinking about ingredients, the price and considering their profit margins, as well as the environmental impact and nutritional factors.
Pupils came up with some strong ideas, such as a cinnamon roll, pizza pockets, chocolate croissants and more and there some entertaining presentations which included one group dancing in to ‘Roll With It’ by Oasis!
Year 9 pupils presented their products in a Dragon’s Den-style to a panel of local employers, including Warburtons, with sixth generation family member Megan Warburton in attendance, as well as Velocity Composites and UCLAN.
Pupil George said: “I really enjoyed it, it builds your self-confidence. Our idea was a cheesy garlic baguette and, while the presentation was scary, it got easier and it’s a good experience when you have to go into job interviews.”
Assistant Head Mrs Nolan said: “Pupils were ‘grilled’ by the panel, having to answer specific questions on their product and also consider questions such as: which aisle it would be on in the supermarket and the celebrity they would choose to feature in the advert.
“I was really proud of the Year 9s for their ideas, teamwork skills and fantastic presentations. It was really impressive. We intend to make this an annual event with each Y9 group and Warburtons have said that they would be delighted to come back next year.”
Blessed Trinity won a Skills Builder Silver Award for their careers work recently and Careers Leader Mrs Hart said: “The school have focused on developing the employability skills of our pupils through the Accelerated Skills Builder Awards Programme pupils with focus on; speaking, listening, team work, leadership, staying positive, aiming high, creativity and problem solving. They showed this in abundance.
“In recognition of our hard work we have received the Silver Award. This award puts Blessed Trinity in a select group of schools that have made a commitment to building the essential skills of pupils.”
Mrs Hart added: “We are also thankful to Warburtons for the fact that they provide us with bagels, bread, fruit loaf and more so we can offer it to any child in school every single day.
“It really Is amazing and we are grateful that no child ever has to worry hunger preventing them from engaging fully in their education.”