Budding entrepreneurs from Dunbar Grammar School have won the Scottish final of Coca-Cola Enterprises’ Real Business Challenge 2015
Heather Cameron, Zosia Kuczok, Amelia Govan, Anique Burke and Manon Wimbledon-Hall came up with a fund-raising idea for the Special Olympics which will be held in Los Angeles this year.
Business education teacher Jennifer Fraser said: “It was a great day and the girls put in 110 per cent effort into the challenge. They thought of a really innovative idea and used the recent Ice Bucket Challenge as their inspiration for a new challenge - balancing a ball on your nose for 10 seconds (#theworldnose) and donate money to the Special Olympians.”
She added: “The judges were blown away by their pitch and noted the confidence that the girls had in presenting their idea to a panel of influential people including the HR Director for Coca Cola and Director of Operations for Keep Britain Tidy to name a few. They also picked up the award for Best App for their idea for a mobile phone app for Special Olympics. The poster they have created will feature nationally across Scotland.”
“We would like to mention a special thanks to Steve at Dunbar T Shirts for kindly donating and helping the girls to design matching jumpers with the school crest. The girls are very excited to represent Scotland for the final at Wembley Stadium in London.”
East Lothian’s MSP Iain Gray has tabled a motion in the Scottish Parliament welcoming the school’s success in the final at Murrayfield Stadium. Local MP Fiona O’Donnell will also meet the team and other UK finalists at a parliamentary reception on March 17.