Picture special: Christmas cheer as Methilhill kids thrive in the ‘Dragon’s Den’

Kaiden Inglis and Max Gardner. All pics: George McLuskie
Kaiden Inglis and Max Gardner. All pics: George McLuskie

The successful entrepreneurs of tommorrow proved they were already a match for business leaders of today, when they took part in a week-long World of Work event.

P1-P5 pupils from Methilhill Primary School recently spent a week designing, marketing and producing their very own Christmas themed business ideas as part of a unique ‘Dragon’s Den’ type event.

P1 Ellie Rowbotham, Emily Walker & Ethan Nicholson.

P1 Ellie Rowbotham, Emily Walker & Ethan Nicholson.

And, in a similar fashion to those business hopefuls who pitch their ideas to a panel of potential investors on the hit BBC television programme of the same name, the youngsters showed they had nerves of steel as they presented their wares to judging panel made up of Fife business leaders.

“Children of all ages throughout the school were given a remit of producing a business idea or festive themed product as part of the initiative that has been teaching them all about different aspect of the business world,” explained a spokesman from the school.

“And they fully embraced that and took it forward, resulting in a final pitch to local business representatives from the likes of Sainsburys and RBS.

“It’s been a fantastic learning opportunity for the youngsters and were highly praised for their efforts, originality and strength of ideas.”

Certainly the school has sent out a message to those in the business world that there could soon be some stiff competition coming from Fife.

Erin Sheldon p5/6a

Erin Sheldon p5/6a

P3 Cooper Ash

P3 Cooper Ash