Retro fashions win the day for EHS team Vintro

Eyemouth High Young Enterprise group
Eyemouth High Young Enterprise group

Young Enterprise Company ‘Vintro’ from Eyemouth High School scooped three out of the four awards at the Borders Area Board Presentation Evening. The event took place at Kelso Race Course on Tuesday 20th of March.

The sixth year students were presented with trophies for the Best Business Report, Best Business Presentation and Best Overall Company. Congratulations also go to Berwickshire High School who won the award for Best Trade Stand.

Eyemouth High School will go on to represent the Scottish Borders at The Young Enterprise Scotland Awards 2012 which will be held on June 12 at the Thistle Hotel in Glasgow.

Vintro specialises in selling vintage clothing and retro t-shirts around Eyemouth and the rest of Berwickshire.

Their mission statement read ‘We believe that fashion can be used to identify a person’s personality.

‘We aim to be affordable and bring unique and fun fashion to those who dare to be experimental and individual.

The company led by Managing Director Tamara Turnbull included Robert Cook, Leoke Spouse, Hannah McLeman, Jack Doogan and Greg Gillan.

The company would like to thank their Link Teacher Miss Barclay and their Business Advisor Jill Aitchison who owns The Foot Clinic in Eyemouth for all their support and advice.

Jill, a former student at Eyemouth High School has been a real asset to the team this year as she took part in Young Enterprise Scotland when she was in sixth year at school, also tasting success with her team who won the Best Overall Company Award when they took part in the Scottish finals.

‘Vintro’ hope the success of their company will inspire students for years to come to become entrepreneurial and take part in Young Enterprise Scotland.

There was further success for Eyemouth High pupils last week when the school’s charities committee hosted the first ever open mic night in the starlight room in the school.

The night was a mixture of staff and pupils performing a variety of music , backed by deputy head Mr Chapman on clarinet, who was accompanied by his wife Hetty and pupil Jake Dougal.

Set in an intimate space, the night was a huge success raising over £130 for the RNLI in Eyemouth and St Abbs.

This charity was chosen as the benefactor of the night because several of the performers have relatives volunteering for this invaluable service.

The event was a result of the ‘Pupil Voice’, a series of surveys asking the pupils what they would like to see on offer at their high school.

A band night was one of the most popular choices and the feedback received will definitely mean the charity committee will plan more for the future.

Members from the community were impressed with the high level of talent and entertainment that they had the privilege of listening to.

Performers included Lucy Simmons, Hannah McLeman, Rebecca Fairbairn and Sarah Woodhouse, with their acapella rendition of Adele’s ‘Rolling in the Deep’; the first year Glee club with ‘Mamma Mia’ and some folk music courtesy of the school’s head boy, Joe Sanders.