Pupils become social entrepreneurs

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Sgoil an Rubha joins other schools that have started social enterprises to be presented with a prestigious Award.

Pupils from 12 primary and high schools in the Highlands and Islands have set up their own businesses that have been inspired by international and local good causes, from supporting families in Syria to nearby cancer hospices.

The schools are taking part in the Highlands and Islands Social Enterprise in Schools programme and will be receiving an Award on Friday 3rd June to recognise the success of their businesses.

Pupils at Sgoil an Rubha have put their creative skills at the forefront of their business by designing, making and selling high quality Harris Tweed products.

The proceeds from sales will support the Leanne Fund, a local Cystic Fibrosis charity.

The Awards showcase schools where pupils have set up and managed their own business and used the profits for a social purpose.

The programme was established by the Social Enterprise Academy in 2014 which has been working with primary and high schools across the region.

Neil Ross, Head of Community Growth, Highlands and Islands Enterprise said, ”HIE is delighted to see how the Social Enterprise in Schools programme continues to inspire and nourish such a fantastic range of innovative enterprise and deliver significant locally focused social outcomes. We look forward to realising the full potential of these young social entrepreneurs as they flourish in our society.”

Pictured are some of the Point pupils with their products.