Tenner Challenge Success for Lochgelly

  • Lochgelly High School took part in our FREE Tenner Challenge

We love to share stories of young people getting involved in our programmes.

Lochgelly High School in Fife had been tweeting up a storm, sharing their participation in our Tenner Challenge.

There were 27 S3 students from the Business Management department that took part in the Challenge making and selling a variety of products ranging from wine glasses which could be personalised to gift hampers for Mother's Day.

Mr Hepburn, Lochgelly High School

I really was so impressed with the teamworking skills of the young people; they took their team roles seriously and embraced being leaders. Pupil absence caused significant problems during the challenge but the young people were resilient enough to continue working hard.

Mr Hepburn, Lochgelly High School

The team's teacher, Lee Hepburn definitely considered the pupil absences the biggest obstacle they had faced,but was proud that involved a bit more communication in order to overcome the hurdles.

An additional problem the teams faced when producing their items was sourcing the materials required for production before their deadlines, however sometimes in business this happens and entrepreneurs need to find a way around the issue!

I think that the Tenner Challenge is a brilliant idea for young people to participate in. It provides learners with the skills they require for reaching a positive, sustained destination; self-management, communication, teamworking, creativity and enterprise. It also allows them to see how easily money can be made, improving their work ethic

Lee Hepburn, Lochgelly High School

Lee Hepburn, Lochgelly High School

The team made a brilliant profit of £344.32 for them to split among them, we're so pleased that they worked so well together to overcome adversaries and develop as a team.

Lee's team of entrepreneurs completed the Personal Development unit as part of the Tenner Challenge's SQA accreditation, however he hopes that next year's group will be awarded both this, and the Enterprise Activity unit.

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