Pupils pitch ideas

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Pupils in the Young Enterprise Scheme Dragon's Den competition wait for the results.

THE Aparima College Homes Fur All team has won this year’s local edition of the Young Enterprise Scheme Dragon’s Den competition.

The Riverton team made the best business pitch presentation at the Southern Institute of Technology its Chuck ‘n’ Chew dog toy range.

Home Fur All will represent Southland-Lakes District at the national awards in Wellington on December 6.

The scheme, co-ordinated by the Chamber of Commerce, gave Years 12 and 13 pupils a chance to learn first-hand about the business world and to present their business ideas to a panel of 12 judges, while competing for up to $1750 in cash prizes.

Pupils from James Hargest College, Southland Girls’ High School, Aparima College, Riverton, and Mt Aspiring College, Wanaka, presented their business ideas at the competition.

Southland Young Enterprise Scheme co-ordinator Joanne O’Connor said about 130 pupils were involved in the competition this year.

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