Iain Gray MSP and Fiona O’Donnell MP have welcomed Dunbar Grammar School’s success in reaching the Scottish Finals of a prestigious business competition.
The school competed successfully against 150 other Scottish schools in the Coca-Cola Enterprises ‘Real Business Challenge’ to be judged as one of the 10 best teams in the country.
The Scottish Finals of the competition, when Dunbar Grammar will compete against nine other schools from across Scotland, are to be held at Murrayfield Stadium on Wednesday 4th February.
Iain Gray MSP said:
“East Lothian’s schools continue to go from strength to strength, and Dunbar Grammar’s success in reaching these business challenge finals is yet another example of their many outstanding achievements. I want to congratulate everyone at the school and wish all the students involved in the competition the very best of luck in the Scottish Finals next month.”
Fiona O’Donnell MP said:
“Raising young people’s awareness and understanding of business and enterprise is now recognised as an essential part of their educational experience. Local schools have a great record for involving their pupils in these kind of activities. I’m delighted that Dunbar Grammar has reached these finals and hope they can go on to represent Scotland at the GB Finals.”
The Real Business Challenge is an annual secondary schools competition, where school teams of 6-8 students compete against other schools by completing various ‘business challenges’. The teams come from all types of schools, from every part of the country and several thousands of students are entered each year. Students are usually 13-14 years of age and, if past competitions are a guide, will be a very diverse group of young people.
This year’s challenge will be for the student teams to create a campaign, to raise awareness and funding, for athletes going to the ‘Special Olympics’ in Los Angeles (July 2015).
The winning team from the Murrayfield event will go on to represent Scotland in the GB Finals in London in March.