Meet the Dragons
The pupils of Fifth and Sixth Class put their pitch to the Dragons presenting their group project ideas in the den. Each group battled their nerves and put on an exceptional array of presentations.
First to present was team “Unwind Your Mind” who pitched their mindfulness kit consisting of a stress ball and mindfulness bookmark which aims to de-stress, calm and bring inner peace. Team “Plant a Tree” displayed their eco-friendly plant an ash tree idea to help reverse the loss of woodland which has affected Australia’s bushfires recently. Team “Chayola” highlighted the need for edible chocolate crayons that can write and colour. “Sweet Treats” tempted with their tasty lemon slices and slickly packaged hot chocolate on a stick. Finally, “Hoops” demonstrated how they aimed to take advantage of the gap in the market for a mini-basketball game for all the family.
The Dragons were extremely impressed with the high standard of the presentations citing exceptional products and amazing innovation. The Dragons gave the pupils constructive feedback and advice on their projects. They commended the creative thinking and problem solving that was clearly fostered during the students’ JEP journey. They praised the pupils on their financial projections. Much deliberation took place amongst the Dragons as to which project would go through to the next stage of the JEP as the ‘Big Idea’. The mindfulness kit “Unwind Your Mind” consisting of a stress ball and mindfulness bookmark was chosen due to its uniqueness, its emphasis on the promotion of positive mental health and its appeal to a broad market.
A sincere thank you to the Dragons, Rohna Battle of The Pilot Bar, Enniscrone and Mrs McAnearney for their time and business advice.