Ross BC

Following an amazing Dragons Den ‘pitch day’ last week, yesterday there was a celebration of all completion entries at the Dragons Den Exhibition Showcase. For the first time the competition entrants got to take a look at all of the other campaign ideas that were pitched to the dragons.

We had around 60 people attend and join in the celebrations Everyone enjoyed taking a look at ‘the competition’ with market place exhibition and information stalls.

The overall Alcohol Awareness Campaign winners were The White Horse Project (Leia Ashworth, Siana Farrow, Chloe Dawson, Tom Taylor, Conah Lee) and Whitworth Young People’s Centre (Ellie Collier, Liam Holden and Jordan Davies)

The overall Alcohol Awareness Logo winners were Alder Grange School (Tyler Johnson, William Whinton and Harry Jacques).

The Participation Logo winners were: Fearns Community Sports College (Chloe Westwell and Rosie Ashworth).

The Level 2 Campaign Idea/Logo Winners were St Paul’s CE Primary School Group 2 (Libby Jackson, Josh Wainwright and Lucy Jolly).

The Level 3 Campaign Idea/Logo/Business Plan category was the Rossendale Youth Council (Joe Henry and Georgina Lloyd).

The winners of the Alcohol Awareness Campaign and Logo will see their ideas rolled out across the borough and used a part of an educational resource package.

The Participation Logo winners will see their winning logo used on all local branding and promotional material for the Rossendale Children and Young People’s Trust partnerships events and activities – and all trust documents.

Rossendale Borough Council’s Children and Young Person’s Champion and Rossendale Dragon Cllr Steve Hughes said:

“The whole Dragons Den experience has been amazing – and a truly inspiring competition showcasing our children and young people at their best. We had 16 groups entering the competition from wide range of ages, backgrounds and abilities – primary and secondary schools, college, and voluntary community and faith sector youth groups. A really inclusive project.

We would also like to say a huge thank you to all of our sponsors for their contributions to funding the competition and the prizes.”

Penny Heys, AccRoss College, and one of Rossendale’s Dragons said:

“We had a tough time picking the winners – and there were some close calls. Everyone did brilliantly – we were really impressed with them all. It has been a pleasure to be part of such an enterprising competition. Congratulations to the winners, they really deserve it I look forward to seeing the winning campaign and logo across the borough.”