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Primary 5 took part in the Social Enterprise Academy Dragon’s Den Competition on Thursday 2nd March at Morningside. They took on other Primary 6 and 7 classes from Primaries across Lothians and Borders and won!

The Dragons were from local Businesses who support and have developed Social Enterprise Businesses themselves. They were ‘blown away’ ( their words) by the level and commitment of the class to their idea and were impressed by their presentation and how they answered the questions that they were asked. However what stood out most about their idea and the work they were doing was their passion about the community they live in and how their idea could support the people around them from families in the school to those in the local community.

The class worked as a team from poster making, to creating logos, to supporting the presenters on the day, creating powerpoint for the presentation and throughout the process of writing the pitch, to some of the class presenting the pitch, all the children had a role to play and succeeded in winning £200 for their enterprise. We will now be starting to build our business and hope to launch it to the families in school in June at a special event.

Mrs Leslie and Mr Humphreys are so proud of being part of your team and were so impressed on the day with how you all worked together as a winning combination. Well done Primary 5!

Please remember that we have swimming on Monday at Abbeyhill Primary and Music with Youth Music Initiative. On Tuesday we have Magic Torch Comics coming to give us an all day workshop on producing a comic based on our social enterprise story and idea.

Home Learning will be issued on Monday and please return on Friday for self correction and discussion. The class are really doing well returning their home learning and supporting each other when they are discussing what they have done. Please have a go at home to complete it even if you find it difficult then we can discuss it together in class. Thank you once again for your support.