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Young entrepreneurs shine in competition

By SPP Reporter

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ENTERPRISING youngsters have raised around £6000 for the Highland Hospice as part of an Apprentice-style competition.

Children from schools all over the Highlands created products and then sold their wares and services with the help of their teachers and guidance from the Social Enterprise Academy.

In the final of the competition, three teams from Crown Primary School battled it out to win Junior Highland Apprentice, which was introduced for the first time last year.

Team Highland Helpers came in first place.

In the Young Highland Apprentice competition for secondary school pupils, teams from Tain Royal Academy, Fortrose Academy and Kinlochbervie High School went head to head.

Tain Royal Academy scooped first place in the fifth year of the competition with Kinlochbervie High School sadly failing to compete due to the weather conditions.

The final took place on February 12 and was judged by Alison McRitchie, proprietor of the Head Gardener Salon in Inverness along with Morna Mackinnon and Karine MacRae who are both directors of Tailormade Moves, the event’s sponsor.

Each group that entered was given help and funds to start up an enterprise to raise funds for the hospice.

Morna Mackinnon said: "Tailormade Moves are absolutely delighted to be the sponsors for this year’s finals of the Junior and Young Apprentice.

"We were asked to be on the judging panel last year and were blown away by the standard, content and efforts of all the finalists.

"Well done to all the children involved and we wish them all the very best for a bright future!"

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