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SES Pupils impress with fundraising pitch

A group of S2 pupils from Sir E Scott School have demonstrated exceptional teamwork and creativity by successfully securing their pitch for a charity fundraiser in support of Fèis Eilean Na Hearadh.

Tuesday, February 6 was ‘Enterprise Day’. The pupils were tasked with pitching an idea for a charity fundraising event, with the successful presentation getting the opportunity to turn their idea into a reality.

Pupils were given one school day to develop an idea, design posters and a logo, draft a budget plan, and present their concept to a panel of judges, including Deputy Head Adam Johnson and Harris Voluntary Service’s Development Manager Juliette Desportes.

Mr Johnson said: “The aim of the enterprise day was to develop meta skills, such as teamwork, leadership skills, and presentation skills, as well as to encourage students to think about marketing of big events. It gives students a better understanding of the logistics of planning and costing events while promoting the work of local charities and volunteer organisations.

“The winning team demonstrated good research and planning as well as a very professional presentation.”

That winning team consisted of Flora Scott, Claire Duce, Ellie Laurie, and Lena MacKenzie, who chose to support local youth music organisation, Fèis Eilean Na Hearadh. They suggested an afternoon tea in Tigh Mo Sheanar, Harris Hotel with entertainment from Fèis tutors and regular participants.

Crossroads and MacMillan Cancer Care were also in the running.

Project manager of the winning team Flora, said “We chose Fèis as our charity because we love the Fèis. We attend every summer and always look forward to it. It gives us the chance to speak Gaelic, learn new skills, and have fun with our friends.”

“We’re so grateful for the opportunity to raise money for such a good cause. We can’t wait to start organising our event!”

Primary pupils took part in a similar enterprise event, with the winning SES team competing online against other schools. Laxdale school won the competition. The winning Harris team will also have the opportunity to put on their mini Olympics later in the year.


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