Ashfield pupils conquer Dragon’s Den

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PUPILS from Ashfield schools went head-to-head in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style event to find the team with the best idea to tackle anti-social behaviour.

Young people from Sutton Centre, Ashfield School in Kirkby, Selston Arts and Community College, Kirkby College, Quarrydale School, Sutton were among those battling it out in the competition organised by the Policies Authority, Nottinghamshire County Council and Ashfield Community Safety Partnership.

The pupils were set the challenge back in January and presented their ideas in front of Nottinghamshire Police Chf Spt Dave Wakelin, Eileen Morley, of Sutton Seniors 50 + Group, Jayne Littlewood, senior local education officer, Caroline Harvey, of Ashfield Community Safety Partnership and Tracy Powell, Chad editor at the Ashwood Centre, Kirkby.

Chf Spt Dave Wakelin said: “Each of the schools had clearly worked very hard on their proposals and all the judges were extremely impressed with the standard of the entries. They demonstrated that young people in our community care about the issue of anti-social behaviour.”

The winning entry came from Holgate School in Hucknall. Pupils from Kirkby college received a special commendation for their innovative idea.