Dragons help enterprising students at Ravens Wood

16 representatives from the local business world acted as ‘Dragons’ at the Dragons Pen event delivered at Ravens Wood School on Thursday 10th May.  Over 240 Year 9 students worked in teams of 6 using their planning, team working and creativity skills to design a soft drink product for a target audience.  Each group produced a business plan and marketing campaign as part of a ‘pitch’ to the business volunteers (the Dragons) who then chose the winning team.

The young people learned the importance of planning with regard to starting a new venture and also how to overcome some of the barriers.

It was great to work alongside representatives from Direct Line Group, Bromley and Link Asset Services, Beckenham as well as our community volunteers who thoroughly enjoyed ‘going back to school’.