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Green Dragons' Den - a Green Day resource for KS3 or 4

By Anna Wexler, CABE Education advisor | 20 May 2010

Download the free teaching resource: 'Green Dragon’s Den resource' (Word, 123kb).

Using the format of the TV programme Dragons’ Den is a great way to motivate your students to think green and improve their speaking and listening skills.

Five businesses people looking towards camera.

The Dragons mean business: Theo Paphitis, Duncan Bannatyne, Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden, and James Caan © BBC


In this series of lessons, students work in groups to select, market and pitch their chosen green gadget. Asking them to enter the dragons’ den to present their ideas to invited business representatives or senior teaching staff is a great way to motivate them.

This resource has been developed by Kent County Council’s Children, Families and Education learning team. It builds on the activity Green Dragons’ Den from p38 of the Green Day teacher’s activity kit. The kit also contains a host of other activities, helping you to spice up your lessons and teach about buildings, spaces and climate change.

Green Day is an event for schools aiming to help them run more sustainably. Over 1000 schools will take part between June 4 and July 2 2010. Let us know that you’re using this resource as part of a Green Day by registering to take part.

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