Pupils showcased their business acumen when entrepreneurs and eco-warriors took part in a Dargon's Den style competition.

Children from Damers First School’s have been busy developing a new eco-friendly product, which they pitched to local businesses as part of a national event.

The school's Eco Crew and Entrepreneur Club came together to take part in the National Fiver Challenge, a competition run by Young Enterprise.

Given £5 per team member, the children were tasked with setting up a business and the Damers’ team developed the product, ‘Waxtastic No Plastic’.

Waxtastic is an eco-friendly alternative to cling film or wrap.

It is made from a piece of 100 per cent cotton material dipped in beeswax and dried and can be used to cover a variety of different foods excluding meat.

For the challenge, the children also put together a questionnaire and designed a product logo with the help of a graphic designer.

Their design won 'Best Logo' in the first of four weekly competitions.

They then presented their idea to representatives from local businesses, including Poundbury Garden Centre and the Poundbury Florist, in a Dragon’s Den-style pitch.

The businesses were so impressed with the children's pitch and enthusiasm that they all agreed to sell the product.

This is the third year the school has entered the National Fiver Competition and has won the last two years in the five to eight-years-old age category.

Damers Eco Crew had already been campaigning for the school to be plastic-free, with the canteen using compostable cutlery and an Eco Green Flag representing their eco-friendly efforts.

The children will also be selling ‘Waxtastic No Plastic’ outside Poundbury Waitrose on Saturday, June 30 and all the money raised going towards a pond and nature area in the school grounds.