BUDDING entrepreneurs stepped inside the “Dragons’ Den” to be inspired by Apprentice star Adam Corbally.
Mr Corbally was at Bolton College to host an Enterprise Day for 100 year 10 and 11 pupils from Rivington and Blackrod High School.
The day was staged to give young people, aged 14 to 16, a lesson in how to hone their entrepreneurial know-how.
Mr Corbally spoke about his background and experience — as a former market trader and then in the cut throat world of business — before pupils set up their own mini companies.
Each team developed a business idea before pitching it in a bid to be chosen.
The winning team came up with the idea of a fabric rose which could be tailormade with an individual scent.
The idea was chosen because it was inexpensive and unique.
Mr Corbally, who made it to the final five under Lord Sugar in the 2012 series of The Apprentice, said: “It was fantastic to work with so many enthusiastic children, who all showed a great deal of understanding and innovation when it comes to enterprise.
“I hope they put the knowledge and skills they’ve acquired from the workshop to good use.
“Who knows? One of those budding entrepreneurs could be the next Lord Sugar.”
Amy Rudman, Bolton College’s schools liaison officer, said: “Enterprise is rapidly growing as a valued subject in both primary and secondary education.
“Here at Bolton College, we’re proud to be able to support this opportunity for young people by providing state of the art facilities and a fun programme for school children to learn from a successful modern-day businessman.”