To celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week 2018 Sirius Academy West hosted their own version of The Apprentice for nearly 100 pupils from our local Primary Schools. Pupils from Rokeby, Christopher Pickering, Wheeler, Ainthorpe and Bricknell competed to create, develop and market their own Safari Park. Granted an initial £50,000, teams had to then budget how they would spend the funds on a location for the park, the number and type of animals, and the different attractions required to entertain visitors.
Three teams made it through to the afternoon’s presentation stage where they then had the opportunity to discuss their Safari Park with six Dragons! Teams were questioned about how they had spent their initial budget, the profitability of the park and any unique selling points that would make their park different to others. After some intense discussions Team Zebra managed to just hold off the strong challenges of Team Tiger and Team Meerkat.
Special thanks to Ms Lyon and her team of ambassadors for all their preparation and hard-work before and during the event.
Congratulations to all those that took part in today’s effort. Your attitude and conduct throughout the day was outstanding and a credit to your indiviudal Primary Schools. We look forward to seeing you all again soon!