EACH year pupils at Chawton Primary School design, set up and run games stalls at a summer games evening.

This year, to help develop business skills, the school ran a mini-Dragon’s Den project for year six pupils.

Led by Lisa Rome, chairman of Chawton School Support Group, three sessions guided the children through preparing their stall idea, including idea development, branding, deciding on resources, considering expenditure, pricing and sales forecasting and profit, as well as how to source equipment and items and advertising for their stall.

The children were then invited to prepare a presentation, which they ‘pitched’ to three ‘dragons’.

Headteacher Dawn Tilley said: “All children received awards for certain aspects of their business plans, or business skills they demonstrated throughout the process, and one group won the best pitch, receiving book tokens from the lead dragon.

“Each stall ran brilliantly and contributed to the summer games evening making the highest profit in recent years.”