BUDDING talent scouts reps had the chance to flex their managerial muscles during a Dragons’ Den style stand-off.
Pupils at Pontefract’s The King’s School took part in a teamwork challenge which saw them put together and promote a fictional band to a panel of judges.
Ten teams of students were given just two hours to choose band members, design promotional material such as T-shirts and posters, and write a marketing strategy to present to the “Dragons”.
Joint winners emerged from the workshop – New Generation, who went “above and beyond” the brief by producing a rap song, and 6Teen, who designed “fantastic” publicity material.
Deputy headteacher and fellow judge, Barbara Tibbetts, said: “6Teen were amazing, their work was outstanding, and New Generation really stood out from the others in providing something a bit different. All the teams dealt with it fantastically, they all learnt a lot and got involved in taking a band and promoting it to the judges.
“It was a great success, they will be doing it again.”
The event was organised to give children a taste of the working world and to encourage them to develop entreupenrial skills.
Mentors from the business community attended, including Balfour Beatty’s regeneration officer, Julie Hollings.