Pupils at Rothesay Primary ventured into the Dragons’ Den on Friday in the school’s own version of the popular TV show.
Primary seven pupils made their pitches for a host of innovative business ideas to six ‘dragons’ from the local community, including the owners of several island businesses.
Their ideas included elastic shoelaces, a fish-finding device for anglers, an automatic horse-feeder and even a chocolate-covered pizza - giving the Dragons a tough task when it came to selecting the winners.
Billy Miller, owner of the island-based Coffee Conscience company and one of the day’s Dragons, told the pupils: “What you did today was remarkable - every single one of you. Businesses are about people, profit and, for me, they’re about passion, and you were all very passionate about what you were doing and what you were talking about. For me, everyone today is an absolute winner.”
The five other Dragons were former Rothesay Academy and Dunoon Grammar head teacher Stewart Shaw, retired business owner Alex Bennett, B&B operator Lorna Campbell, Denise McMillan from local business Good Things and Rotary Club of Rothesay president David Anderson.