Magdalen College School - Dragons Den Semi Final!
12th March 2010
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Three Yr10’s from Magdalen College School won semi final round of the Dragon’s Den competition organised jointly by the SWAN Schools Business & Enterprise Partnership of the Institute of Directors at Milton Keynes.


Tamara Beake, Emily Collinson and Duncan Balloch faced stiff competition from 6th Form Teams from four other local schools.  However, their imaginative business plan for a Brackley Museum of Motorsport was a real winner with the judges.


Their project to create a museum to celebrate the Heritage of Car & Motorcycle development and racing in the area.  It will also serve as a community resource where schools local businesses and voluntary groups can hold formal or social meetings, events and exhibitions, or enjoying refreshments in the café.


In their summation the judges; Julia Charles of D4M Ltd, Mark Whall from BBC Northampton, Matt Cove from MK Dons and Ian Brendish a coaching psychologist, praised the MCS students for their enterprise and initiative in pursuing their idea.  This group’s research through local community groups and local business organisations, Brackley Means Business, and Mercedes GB/Petronas F1 Team had clearly helped to create a vision and sustainable future for the Museum.  The Dragons were also full of praise for their strong community provision within the plan for the building.


The MCS team now go forward to the finals to be held on April 29th at the Open University.

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