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Webster’s through to Scottish finals

Team Kinetic have made it through to the Scottish Young Enterprise final after winning the regional heat.

Team Kinetic have made it through to the Scottish Young Enterprise final after winning the regional heat.

Sixth year pupils at Webster’s High School are once again blazing the trail in a project run by Young Scottish Enterprise.

The group has made it through to the Scottish finals, maintaining the school’s record of beating off stiff competition to get to the grand final.

Rowan Corrigan, the group’s managing director, said: “Our company, Team Kinetic, is made up of 16 pupils all in sixth year. We recently won the regional finals after a year of being a company and progress on to the Scottish finals in Glasgow that will take place in June.

“Over the year we have sold at many trade fairs and markets with our products being scarves, socks and bracelets and have also offered various services to the pupils of Webster’s, for example friends photos, quiz nights etc.

“We all feel that we have gained a great achievement from being part of a young enterprise group and that we have all learned a lot about business, leadership and team work.”

The pupils have been nurtured along the way by business adviser Mrs Helen Stott, and link teacher Mrs Rebecca Robertson.

Praising the commitment shown by all the pupils and the life-skills they have learned, Mrs Robertson said: “I think, this year in particular, we had a group of students who really gelled as a group of friends and who really developed into a successful company.

“They made a good profit and gave up their lunch times, break times and other times every week to meet as a company. They showed a lot of dedication and commitment.

“Young Enterprise allows them to develop inter-personal skills and organisational roles, skills they will have for life. They have shown their commitment throughout and gave 100 per cent at the Tayside final.

“They wanted to show the school in a very good light. They have invested an awful lot in this.”

 

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