Last Thursday as part of our Flexible Afternoon Programme S1 were involved in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ Activity linked to the Virgin Money ‘Make £5 Grow’. As part of the project Virgin Money have provided a loan of £5 per pupil to help them learn about enterprise by starting a small business and making their money grow. Pupils are split into groups and pool their money to design and develop a product or a service. Last week they then pitched their idea to a group of loaal Dragons (or Entrepreneurs as they prefer to be called).
Ideas from the teams were diverse and included everything from creating personalised wooden keyrings to making and selling doughnuts.
Louise Jones from Cairngorm Futures said, “It’s great to give young people the chance to take part in this sort of activity. I was really impressed by how prepared and professional some of the groups were and what a great learning experience for the groups who are going to see their initial ideas turn into a business reality”
Massive thanks to the following local companies for providing their expertise Cairngorm Futures Ltd, Frontier Science, Loch Insh Watersports, La Taverna, Mark Lynch Engineering, Deb Tait Garage Doors, Ricky Grant Plumbing, Ampla Vella Salon, Spey Services, Cairngorm National Park, Toncam Flooring, Walker Construction, Wondering Woman and SpeySound Radio. It is great to have such support from the local community!
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Last week S1 had the chance to show off their Chinese books to published author Pauline Mackey. Pauline has written the ‘Wee MacNessie’ series which has been translated into 10 different languages!
We have been running Duke of Edinburgh Training for All S3 Students on a Thursday Afternoon. Over the course of three weeks each class practices their Orienteering skills, have a chance to cook outside (well make Hot Chocolate!) and also practice putting up tents (in the assembly hall if it is miserable outside!).
S3 have been out orienteering in the school grounds recently. They were using some super new equipment that was paid for by the Parent Council and also testing out the new school orienteering map.
Last Thursday we had Police Scotland in the school working with S3 as part of a large group simulation on counter terrorism.
Pupils adopted the role of the Police and had to make key decisions, gather evidence and deal with the media.
It really was an action packed two hours!
Meet some of the new scrAPPbook Badenoch
experts – two groups of keen First Years from Kingussie High School!
We are hoping as many of their families as possible will join them to participate as well.
Massive Thanks to all parents who have registered for scrAPPbook Badenoch participation via www.scrappbook.net already. We should have a lot of fun as the questions/challenges are published (,amy of which have been designed by KHS pupils).
Looks like the project launch will be 28/29 November, watch this space and like the project page www.facebook.com/scrAPPbookBadenoch for more info