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Lincoln pupils win BBC's Dragons' Den best idea award

Lincoln Castle Academy pupils with their best idea award on Dragons' Den Image copyright (C) British Broadcasting Corporation
Image caption Students from Lincoln Castle Academy won the best idea award on the BBC's Dragons' Den programme

Students at a Lincolnshire school have won a business competition set by the BBC's Dragons' Den entrepreneur Peter Jones.

Lincoln Castle Academy pupils were up against schools from Sunderland, Bolton and Bradford.

Each of the schools worked for two months under the mentorship of one of the Dragons on their idea and pitch.

The Lincoln pupils won the best idea award with their idea to refurbish old computers and get the over 50s online.

'Spectacular job'

The project was run with schools across the North of England as part of a special programme called Dragons' Den Goes Back to School.

Executive producer of Dragons' Den, Sam Lewens said: "By using the power of the Dragons' Den brand we've been trying to encourage the next generation of British entrepreneurs.

"The students who pitched to the Dragons did a spectacular job.

"How many students can boast on their CV that they have pitched to five of Britain's most successful business leaders, and lived to tell the tale?"

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