Dragon’s Den entrepreneur talks business with Holy Trinity students

Successful Dragon's Den winner and Magic Whiteboard inventor, Neil Westwood, joined students at Holy Trinity International School in Kidderminster as they took part in an enterprise day, designed to promote business thinking and entrepreneurship in the community. Holy Trinity business studies teacher, Mr Chris Barth, stated: “I’ve worked with Neil previously on similar projects and as a locally based business he is always eager to share his experiences with the students. “With the opportunity to see how some of the theory they have learnt so far this year fits in to practice in a real life business situations through examples, the students also had the chance to try out their own ideas in a Dragons Den style competition which proved an extremely useful and innovative educational tool.” The students from Yr 9 were joined by visiting students from St John’s International School in Devon to discuss, share and explore business ideas with the Worcester-based entrepreneur, undertaking a number of practical activities throughout the day. The Dragon’s Den enterprise day provided a range of extended learning opportunities and offered great insight in to what the study of Business is like, helping and informing the Yr9 students in their deliberation of upcoming GCSE choices for next year. Magic Whiteboard managing director, Neil Westwood, stated: “It is great that Holy Trinity School is encouraging students to get involved in local businesses. Engaging with business is a fantastic way to learn practical business and communication skills. “I really enjoy doing these sessions, to inspire more young people to set up their own business one day.”