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Bradford pupils are just the business
10:00am Thursday 7th March 2013 in News
Entrepreneurs of the future pitched ideas at real-life business leaders in a Dragons’ Den-style contest.
Headphone earmuffs, emergency stationery kits and alarm clocks which make unusual noises were some of the ideas suggested by budding business people aged 12 to 14.
The participants were from four Bradford secondary schools – Bradford Academy, Carlton Bolling College, Queensbury High School and Grange Technology College. The event was held yesterday at the head office of housing association Incommunities, in New Augustus Street, Bradford, and was a heat for a contest called the Young Starship Enterprise.
The competition aims to encourage students from across the north west and pennine areas to develop their business skills.
It is organised by the Airport Group, an alliance of northern housing associations, which includes Incommunities. The winners of the Bradford event were a group of three students from Queensbury High, who came up with the idea of Captain Butter, a way of spreading butter like a glue stick, to stop toast breaking. The girls will go through to the regional final at Manchester United Football Club next month.
The ‘dragons’ were from Ilkley clothing manufacturers Buxton Pickles, Barclays Bank, the Schools Linking Network and Incommunities.