An intermediate school had students sell ideas to local businesses Shark Tank style by staging a school event based on the popular show.
Among the young inventors was 10 year old Brooke Cleveland, a fifth grader who wanted to create a better doggie day care service. She had the experience of leaving her pet in the care of a kennel she felt was inadequate, and she knew she could design a better one.
Brook had a chance to sell her idea during a York Intermediate School version of “Shark Tank” to six local business leaders in the style of the popular television show.
The model she created included giving pets obedience training in addition to basic day care.
Brooke was asked many questions about her ideas, and how the service would be marketed and priced. Other students went through this questioning too. The business owners also offered suggestions for improvement.
According to Bob Hall, owner of the Bush-N-Vine farm in York, the students were “thinking outside the box. They have very imaginative minds, and it’s really good to keep those creative juices flowing.”