Pupils a class act at busi­ness event

The Oban Times - - News -

PUPILS from two West High­land schools had their first taste of cut­ting edge busi­ness at a Dragon’s Den-style event.

Teams from Mal­laig and Plock­ton high schools at­tended the High­land and Mo­ray’s Young En­ter­prise Scot­land (YES) event on Mon­day Novem­ber 9, pitch­ing their prod­uct ideas to a panel of busi­ness­men and women.

Mal­laig’s ‘Wee Grow’ team were awarded £ 80 to­wards their plans to pro­duce Ben Ne­vis-themed chil­dren’s height charts while ‘Let’s Make History’ from Plock­ton re­ceived £70 to­wards their cas­tle build­ing kits.

Linda Thomas, chair­woman of YES High­land and Mo­ray, said: ‘Our dragons were par­tic­u­larly im­pressed with the en­thu­si­asm, pro­fes­sional pre­sen­ta­tions and in­no­va­tive prod­uct ideas from the young peo­ple tak­ing part this year.

‘Now more than ever it can be chal­leng­ing for young peo­ple to find jobs so the ex­pert ad­vice given by the busi­ness peo­ple on the panel is in­valu­able.’

CLASS ACT: The Plock­ton team: Daniel Goldthorpe, Ailsa James,

Sarah Nutkins, Mairi Di­nan and Lilidh Berry.

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