Award success for Grangemouth pupils who set up their own business

A team with additional support needs from Carrongrange High School, Grangemouth, who took up the challenge of setting up their own business have scooped a top award.

Sunday, 13th June 2021, 4:30 pm
Updated Monday, 14th June 2021, 2:47 pm

It trIumphed at this year’s Festival of Youth Enterprise, run by Young Enterprise (YE) Scotland

The students’ business, Burn Unlimited, won the ‘Best Overall Company’ award, and then picked up the runners-up prize for the whole of the UK.

The team created its own wooden Christmas decorations and gifts using a laser cutter in the school.

Carrongrange pupils with their enterprise award
Carrongrange pupils with their enterprise award

Read More

Read More
Scotland v Czech Republic: Denny pupils roar on the national team from classroom

With the help of their teachers and YE Scotland volunteers, the students made, marketed and sold them to the local community, while also managing the financial side of the business.

Fraser Morrison, team programme manager at YE Scotland, said: “The judges agreed the Burn Unlimited team consistently performed strongly in all the judged elements of logo, presentation and adverts, showed an impressive journey for the students involved and embodied the spirit of the programme in everything they did.”

Thank you for reading this article on our free-to-read website. We're more reliant on your support than ever as the shift in consumer habits brought about by Coronavirus impacts our advertisers.

Please consider purchasing a subscription to our print newspaper to help fund our trusted, fact-checked journalism.