In the last week of the autumn term Y10 completed their Welsh Baccalaureate Enterprise & Employability Challenge. The culmination of the challenge saw every member of the year group pitch their team’s proposal, for an educational toy aimed at a primary school aged target market. They pitched to a panel of judges in a Dragon’s Den style presentation. Armed with presentations and prototypes, marketing material and financial forecasts, the judges were full of praise for the effort and professionalism shown by the pupils in this daunting experience. The day produced two stand out winners in the eyes of the judges, with Oggle and Squidgy House announced as winners. Oggle is a system of number blocks that aims to teach the basic numeracy skills of addition and subtraction to foundation phase children, this was the proposal presented by Seren Moody, Phoebe White, Carys Dufty and Katie Jones of 10T. Squidgy House is a system of sponge blocks with Velcro, which is aimed at outdoor education and looks to develop problem solving and team work skills. The system is built to be resilient to the weather and was the proposal presented by Lauren Hutchinson, Cerys Lloyd and Zac Walters of 10E.
Mr Dylan Williams would like to thank the pupils for their hard work and the judges for their time and efforts. Pictured are the members of Oggle being presented with their prize by Nia Lloyd and Eleri Burscough from Parc Y Scarlets, and the members of Squidgy House receiving their prize from Nicola Jones (Tata Steel) and Barry Hale (Carmarthenshire County Council).