On Monday 16th November, four of our Year 11 Media Studies students visited Accrington & Rossendale College to take part in a ‘Dragons’ Den’ style competition – and came away with the full amount of £1000!
George Berry, Beth Graham, Damon Smith and Ruby Wilkinson pitched their ideas for a campaign aimed at raising awareness of and reducing the alcohol consumption of young people in Hyndburn.
In preparation for the competition, the students produced mock-ups for a poster campaign, developed an idea for a short films and compiled a comprehensive business plan.
At the event, the students pitched their ideas to a panel of ‘dragons’ that included Clive Grunshaw, Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner, Rick Wilson of LCC Trading Standards, Luke Bidwell of charity Early Break, Tim Grose of LCC Young People’s Service and Lisa Hartley Head of Safeguarding and Personnel Development.
Despite the intimidating panel, the students presented confidently and professionally which very much impressed the ‘dragons’. As a result, the team was awarded the full amount of £1000 to put towards creating their awareness campaign. They also received a Windows tablet computer for the Media Studies department and an impressive glass trophy.