Pupils from the Employability class at Invergordon Academy took part in a social enterprise activity as part of the Young Enterprise Scotland 2019 Company Programme. Here some of the pupils Chloe Wild, Courtney McBain, Rhianna Newlands, Lauren Bertram and Erin Whittenham present at the Finals and Awards Evening at the Ironworks, Inverness on Tuesday 26th March.
They were successful in gaining the Achievement through Adversity Award, an award for the company who have faced the challenges of running a small business and come through the other side with a positive attitude. Team member Rhianna also won £75 as runner-up in the entrepreneurship category. The group also won £50 for their year in eight photos competition. The group presented to a large audience of business and Highland Council managers plus other Highland school teams. Fortrose Academy company team Venture won the Company of the Year Award for their board spinner game.
For the eleven Employability pupils at Invergordon it was their first experience of running a business. They put together a Christmas gift stocking which they sold to the public at a street sale in Inverness High Street in early December and the remaining product was raffled at the school Christmas Concert. The profits the group raised is planned to be spent on doing activities with residents at Castle Gardens Care Home, Invergordon.