Two groups of young people from Brae High School have reached the Young Enterprise Scotland’s (YES) national finals, announced earlier this week.
Young enterprise groups, Shetland Shoormal and Affcuttins, both comprised of S6 students at Brae High School, are among 17 regional finalists who will proceed to the national finals of the YES ‘Scottish Company of the Year’ competition on 1st June 2021.
Shetland Shoormal aim to reduce plastic pollution and protect the coastal environment, and have produced canvas bags that are widely available in local shops.
Affcuttins is a small business, incorporating environmentally-friendly materials into their products. They have designed and manufactured garden plant markers made from recycled slates, also sold locally.
The national Young Enterprise programme in schools aims to inspire young people to learn and success through enterprise. The students at Brae High School this year have also gained YES accreditation at SCQF level 6, which is equivalent to Higher exam level.
Logan Nicolson, Head Teacher at Brae High School, said: “We are so proud of both our teams for having their outstanding work recognised by placing among Scotland’s top 17 Young Enterprise groups. What makes this all the more remarkable is to have achieved this in such a disrupted and difficult year. Not only did they show their business and enterprise credentials but also a real commitment to their values and tackling social issues. I wish them every success in the Scottish finals in June”.