Hull - Budding entrepreneurs enter the Den

21st May 2010 at 01:00

Pupils from schools in Hull have been facing a "Dragons' Den" style panel of experts with their pitches for business projects this month.

Skills provider Hull City Council Training and partners from local businesses are hoping to encourage young inventors, designers and entrepreneurs in the Yorkshire city.

Twelve teams of pupils from five Hull schools have been taking part in the challenge, based on the popular BBC TV show.

They have come up with a range of ideas including sculptures, community projects, industry inventions and green energy or recycling schemes.

The focus has been on making their projects a reality, so the pupils have had to come up with business plans and budgets to show how they could actually work with the help of local businesses.

Cheryl Sedgwick from Hull Training said: "This project is about schools and industry working together to help show young people what career path they might take.

"There are lots of great local businesses supporting the event and I know the young people involved have got a lot out of it, so I am looking forward to seeing their ideas come to fruition." ws.

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