National success for Young Enterprise group
LOCHGILPHEAD High School pupils have flown the flag for Argyll and Bute at a Scottish showcase for teenage entrepreneurs.
The school team, West Coasters, represented Argyll and Bute Council at the Young Enterprise Scotland (YES) national awards.
They were one of 15 schools from across Scotland at the finals at Hampden in Glasgow.
The YES programme is a year-long business experience for S5 and S6 pupils. It sees teams set up their own companies, which helps them develop a wide range of skills.
They are supported by mentors from the local business community and all their activities are pupil-led.
Lochgilphead High had two groups taking part in the scheme over the past academic year – West Coasters and Droift.
West Coasters produced hand- designed framed artwork to sell and Droift used seashells and driftwood from local beaches to create wind chimes, wall hangings and necklaces.
Their managing director, S6 pupil Chloe Fairman, was named overall joint MD for Scotland.
The West Coasters had to mount a display stand, do presentations and take part in interviews.
Dunoon Grammar also took part in the YES programme. Its company, Ma Jar Stick, made bespoke storage solutions by mounting jars on wooden bases.
The successful Lochgilphead High School students.