National Finals Beckon for Inverclyde School

Monday 20 March 2017

An Inverclyde Council secondary school has reached the national finals of a top entrepreneurial competition after winning the regional heat.

Young Enterprise Scotland March 2017 - St Columba's
St Columba's High School

St Columba’s High was named Best Company at the Young Enterprise Scotland’s Company Programme for Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire and Inverclyde.

Eighteen teams – including four from Inverclyde – reached the regional finals having been running businesses since the start of the academic year with support from local business volunteers and Young Enterprise Scotland.

St Columba’s was named Best Company overall for MDF – Making Design Fun, while two teams from Inverclyde Academy and one from Clydeview academy also picked up prizes.

The Young Enterprise Scotland Company Programme provides business and entrepreneurial experience for S5/S6 pupils who develop a wide range of skills.

At the end of the academic year the young companies compete on a local, regional, national and European level to be crowned Company of the Year.

Innovation Award                                                    Inverclyde Academy - YOUNIQUE

Quality Award                                                          Inverclyde Academy – YOUNIQUE

Business Report & Interview (Runner-up)              Clydeview Academy – Soft Lyte

Business Reprot & Interview (Winner)                    St Columba’s HS – MDF, Making Design Fun

Business Presentation (Runner-up)                    I   nverclyde Academy – Wood You Believe It !

Business Presentation (Winner)                             St Columba’s HS – MDF, Making Design Fun

Best Company – Inverclyde                                   St Columba’s HS – MDF, Making Design Fun

Best Company Overall                                           St Columba’s HS – MDF, Making Design Fun

All six Inverclyde Council secondary schools have been taking part in the Company programme.


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