The Scottish Inventors Challenge – Young Enterprise Scotland

In partnership with the Glasgow Employability and Skills Partnership team, Young Enterprise Scotland is currently delivering the Scottish Inventor’s Challenge to primary schools across Glasgow.

In order to support the pupils’ transition to secondary school the events are being held in the local secondary schools where the primary school pupils will attend.  The fun activities help the pupils to feel valued and well prepared for the next stage of their education.

The Inventor’s Challenge is designed to bring Scottish inventors into the lives of learners in P5-P7. This is where the young people will design and create a futuristic new invention and present this back to their groups in the form of an advert and jingle.

During January, February and March of this year, around 40 Glasgow City Council Primary school pupils will have the opportunity to develop their enterprise and entrepreneurial skills through a Scottish Inventor’s Challenge facilitated and delivered by Young Enterprise Scotland.

Aileen MacKinnon Headteacher of St. Teresa’s Primary School said: “The kids thought that it was great fun and it gave them a chance to be creative. They also felt it helped them develop good teamwork.”

Through the support of the secondary schools, young people in S3-S6 have volunteered to work with the primary schools and this has given them accreditation towards their Leadership and Saltire Awards.

Young Enterprise Scotland is the lead partner organisation of Scotland’s Enterprising Schools – the powerful online resource and professional learning community centred on sharing and developing creative ideas for enterprise education.

For more information about the Inventor’s Challenge please contact:

Rab.Macdonald@yes.org.uk