High school business students bowled over the judges at a ‘Dragons’ Den’ event.

The GCSE students from Neston High School wowed the panel at the event held at Manchester Airport.

More than 25 schools across the North West participated, with Neston High winning £100 for their charitable enterprise ‘Chocs Away’ whose profits are being donated to Hope House Hospice.

Sam Caitlin, a GCSE business student at Neston High, receives the company's investment

Run by managing director George Palin, marketing director James Hemingway, financial director Caitlin and production director Sam Brooks the company specialises in producing and selling novelty confectionery products.

The five Dragons confessed to being ‘blown away’ by the team’s quirky popcorn surprise, called ‘Cloudbusters’, enthusiastically devouring the addictively delicious contents.

The Dragons were very impressed by the professionally delivered presentation and the confidence of the team in answering in-depth questions relating to marketing and profit margins.

The next stage of the competition involves a selling opportunity in Terminal 1 at the airport with the final awards event being held next month.

Neston High says it wishes ‘Chocs Away’ every success in their enterprise.

People who think they can help the team to maximise sales opportunities, or can offer sponsorship of some kind, can email Neston High at admin@nestonhigh.cheshire.sch.uk.