The New Year began with a real difference for Year 10, as they arrived in school on the first day of term to be faced with a challenge, a challenge which they had been told would need the heart of a lion! Normal lessons were suspended as the entire year group was given the opportunity to take part in the first round of a national competition to find the most successful enterprise team in Year 10 at BRGS.


Students worked in teams of ten, in a highly demanding, action-packed, task-driven business challenge which ran throughout the whole school day in the Sports Hall.
They were able to focus on developing their enterprise skills within an approach that truly reflected the working world and engaged them in a completely different way to the classroom. The teams were supported by a team of Business Coaches as they worked to deliver a brand new product designed to encourage a healthy lifestyle for young people today.

From the very beginning of the challenge the atmosphere in the hall was highly charged as students worked together on the development of their ideas, researching the market and formulating a highly detailed finance package for their product. The afternoon culminated with each team presenting their idea to a team of judges in a format which resembled the television programme ‘The Dragon’s Den’.

Standards were extremely high and the judges commented on how difficult their task had been.

Awards were given in the following categories:

Best formal presentation – Team 1
Best financial package – Team 14
Best team skills – Team 1

The overall winning team, Team 15, now go forward to the regional heat which will be held in the summer term.

The Winning Idea: Eco-exercise bike.

Entertainment centre powered by pedalling, environmentally friendly and designed to make exercise fun.


The Winning Team were:

Rachel Leyland
Simon Allen
Amy Hughes
Sam Limmack
David Parry
Stephen Partington
Anna Shahid
Marie Hartley
Jacques Dark
Josephine Ansell

Year 10 Lionheart Challenge January 2008