Congratulations to Perrie McKeever, Year 12, who successfully pitched her idea for an ‘app’ which will address the issue of mental health for young people, to a panel of 5 ‘Dragons’ at Belfast City Hall. The event, on 31 March, was part of Belfast City Council’s Youth Forum Future City Initiative. Perrie represented Victoria College as one of 6 finalists from a field of 20 schools across Belfast. The 5 ‘Dragons’ were as much impressed by the confidence and poise with which Perrie delivered her pitch as by the potential of the app to provide a real benefit to young people across the province.
Perrie was presented with the winner’s trophy by Belfast's Lord Mayor, Councillor Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, and has won £1000 worth of support and services to further develop her idea and make the ‘app’ a reality. We can look forward to the official launch of the ‘app’ early in the next academic year.
For further information about the Digi Dragons’ Den competition see the Youth Opportunities page of the Belfast City Council website. They'll be posting information shortly about recruitment for new Youth Forum Members.