A group of care learners battled the Dragons Den with unique enterprise ideas to raise money for the Crohnâ€™s association.
Learners studying Level 2 Childcare and Education developed viable business ideas for fundraising activities to present to a panel of handpicked judges in a Dragons Den themed challenge.
The business ideas included a Sweet stall (Candy for Crohnâ€™s Day), Coffee stall (Cuppa for Crohnâ€™s Day), Name the Teddy, and Pamper Hamper Raffle. The learners completed a full cost analysis and business plan which was used to â€˜sellâ€™ to the Dragons.
The profit raised was donated to the Crohnâ€™s association. Local organisations pledged items to sell which allowed the learners to finalise business ideas and present to the Dragons in a professional manner. These items were also donated to the charity.
Learner Hannah Barrow said â€œThe Dragons Den challenge was a very valuable experience, it was nerve-racking being in front of the judges but we believed in our business ideas and had put a lot of effort into making them feasible and compelling for the Dragons.â€
Childcare tutor Sharon Reed said â€œThe learners thoroughly enjoyed the experience and were very successful in gaining sponsorship for these. I am very proud of the group and the effort they have put into this, they certainly rose to the challenge.â€
The Dragons were convinced to donate their cash/items sponsorship to each of these entrepreneurial ideas. Coleg y Cymoedd offers enterprise opportunities to learners through the Welsh Baccalaureate and internal and external challenges.
Rhondda Cynon Taff