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GCSE Business Studies Dragon's Den 

Year 10 GCSE Business Studies pupils were put through their paces by taking part in a Dragons' Den style event, held in the Rec, on Wednesday 22nd February.
Learning about how to set up a successful business, students have been working in teams to create a business plan to present to the ‘dragons’, members of the local community and real life entrepreneurs, who in the style of the popular BBC TV asked questions and grilled the students on their plans. 
Business ideas ranged from earbuds with expanding earpieces to a language app translator, but the idea deemed ‘most likely to succeed’ was from ‘Team Diamedics’, who devised an insulin pump for diabetic patients with a new glucagon chamber.
One of the judging panel (Mr Hugh North) commented, "All of the Year 10 teams met a very high standard and it was a great feeling to share such a positive experience with Gordon School’s students, teachers and parents. I thoroughly enjoyed my first experience as a ‘Dragon’; most specifically interacting with the students who impressed me immensely.”
The full list of winning teams and pupils is as follows:

Idea Most Likely to Succeed & Best Teamwork   Best Teamwork Best Presentation Best Display
TEAM: Diamedics
Scott Biglin
Amit Khatri
Nuria Gomez
Hayden Reed    

TEAM: Funki Fruits  
Helena Beavis
Eve Clifford
Lucia Coppola
Jess Humberstone
Jess Thomas  

TEAM: Langtech
Oliver Henderson
Bella Rider
Olivia Kelly
Vicki Hewitt
Manik Sunuwar    
TEAM: Youth Job Centre (YJC)
Benji Holand
Emily Garber
Jamie Blake
Mark Hewlins
Scarlet Glenister