High Street Challenge

High Street Challenge is designed to inspire young people in S1 - S3 in the subject of business through a day-long project that also encourages creative thinking and team-working.

Programme Overview

Students consider the decline of the High Street. They then work in groups to create an enterprise that will help to regenerate their local area, while also meeting the needs of the community.

Learners will reflect on their own skills and aptitudes before selecting appropriate job roles within the team. They will then generate ideas for their business, identify the market and their competitors, and consider costs. Finally they will create branding to promote their enterprise before designing and delivering a pitch.

The Challenge enables the pupils to develop their enterprising skills in a real-life context, while also reflecting on their roles as Responsible Citizens, Confident Individuals, Effective Contributors and Successful Learners.

What’s in it for young people:

  • Opportunity to develop an enterprising mindset and to build enterprising skills including creativity, teamwork, problem-solving and communication for learning, life and work.
  • Ability to recognise personal strengths, abilities and qualities. 
  • Greater awareness of the needs of the community and how they can become involved. 
  • Increased resilience and confidence. 
  • Opportunity to work collaboratively towards a common goal. 
  • Insight into improving their employability through business, social and entrepreneurial skills. 
  • Understanding entrepreneurship as a career option.

What’s in it for you and your school:

  • Suitable for S1-S3
  • Helps young people to develop the Four Capacities in a real-life context.
  • Supports schools in embedding the Developing the Young Workforce strategy, Building the Curriculum 4 and How Good is Our School (4th Edition) 
  • Supports the implementation of the Career Education Standards 3-18. 
  • Links learning to the future, including interdisciplinary learning opportunities within Literacy, Numeracy, Technologies and Health and Wellbeing. 
  • Promotes equality of opportunity, success and achievement for all; recognising the diverse strengths, abilities and qualities of all pupils. 

Young Enterprise support:

  • A fully trained and PVG’d member of YES staff to deliver the session
  • A wide range of small group activities facilitated throughout the day.
  • Teacher resource pack containing a curricular overview with links across the Curriculum for Excellence.
  • Students receive a certificate on completion.
  • Phone/E-mail support from our programmes team.

Young Enterprise Scotland

Our Vision is for Scotland to be a place where all young people are given the opportunity to have a rewarding future in work and life - no matter where they start their journey.

Our Mission is to inspire and equip young people, irrespective of their background, to learn, develop and reach their full potential through enterprise education.

In everything that we do, we will work with the following values: Integrity, Enthusiasm, Creativity & Collaboration.


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