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Bromley students shine in Dragons' Den style exercise

PUBLISHED: 08:00 17 June 2014

The Mayor visited and spoke to the students on the Enterprise Day.

The Mayor visited and spoke to the students on the Enterprise Day.

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Students enjoyed a day of team work when they took part in a Dragons' Den style exercise.

Year 6 pupils from Bromley High Junior School pitched their ideas to the “dragons”, Head Claire Dickerson, Head of Bromley High School Louise Simpson and Karen Kimura, skills development manager from the Girls Day Schools Trust.

This was part of an “Enterprise Day” and visiting speakers, including the Mayor, attended to advise them how to deliver a persausive sales pitch and what it is like to set up a company from scratch.

Ms Dickerson said: “The day was a fantastic learning experience for the girls, full of challenges and problems to overcome. The girls responded positively to all the tasks, displaying the characteristics of a GDST girl - composed, committed, courageous and confident. The speakers were impressed at the depth of thought expressed through their brilliant questions. In making their pitches, presentations and working as a team the girls had a first-hand experience of how the skills we are encouraging them to develop through the school curriculum apply to real life situations, and it is great that they had the opportunity to explore this at a young age. My thanks must go to Mrs Allerton who organised this day with the support of Karen Kimura.”

Ms Simpson said: “Our year 6 girls showed flair, determination and fantastic team working skills and were very impressive in their pitches for the ‘Dragons’. There is so much to be learnt from extension and enrichment activities like the Enterprise Day and the girls showed enormous spirit in their approaches. We hope that they will realise their business ambitions and make hundreds of pounds for charity with their exciting ideas.”

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