Our Young Inventors Creating Our Future

  • Our Schools Programme Executives have been busy delivering primary programmes across Glasgow
  • The Inventors Challenge is aimed at P4-7
  • Pupils are encouraged to be as creative and innovative as they can

Within Young Enterprise Scotland we always have so much going on at once.

You'll have spotted our posts for our Festival of Youth Enterprise all over social media - this was our biggest event yet and was a key way to promote entrepreneurial activities to young people - the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.


But we have another group of young people we need to talk about, the even younger Inventors of tomorrow!

Some of our young inventors in Sandwood Primary School

Our Schools Programme team have been working in primary schools right across Glasgow after receiving funding from Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Chamber of Commerce.

If you haven't heard of the Inventors Challenge, it's a day long enterprise activity which encourages the participants to think creatively, get their drama caps on and produce some informative posters about their idea.

Young inventors from Sandaig Primary School

Pupils get to learn about various Scottish inventors and their creations, all the way from Henry Bell's steam boat to James Goodfellow's ATM. With a wee stop off at Alan MacMaster's toaster in between.

Young inventors in Sandwood Primary School

With a real focus on teamwork, the 'companies' must design and plan their futuristic idea.

This is the fun part!

Young inventors in Sandwood Primary School

We've had hover bikes with radars and unlimited wifi, mobile phones that transport you to wherever your contacts are, toasters that will butter your toast before you're even out of bed and self-cleaning toilets with built in seat warmers.

The wackier the better in our eyes!

An important part of any business is advertising, so this is a main focus within our programme and young people get to take part in our Logo Quiz to understand what makes a good logo, but also slogan.

Towards the end of the day, our young inventors start to get a bit burnt out - so we need to get them hyped up before their big presentation at the end!

Classes either produce an advert demonstrating what their invention is and all the exciting points about it, or - if they're really prepared - we use old cereal boxes, bottles and any other old materials going to waste to bring their ideas to life.

We love getting to see all the fabulous ideas and finding out why the entrepreneurs of tomorrow think these are such good ideas.

Are you thinking about taking part in the Inventors Challenge? Get in touch to find out more.

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About YES

Our Vision is for Scotland to have the most entrepreneurial and enterprising young people in the world.

Our Mission is to inspire and equip young people to learn and succeed through enterprise.

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

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