Enterprise - What do you know?

5th March 2010 at 00:00

Entrepreneurial S6 pupils at Dumbarton Academy are marketing their new educational board game "Dae Ye Ken?" through their company, the Super Amazing Ginger Company.

Targeted at pupils aged 11-16, the game gives them an opportunity to broaden their knowledge of Scottish geography, history, culture and heritage, either individually or as a team. A typical question would be: "What is Scotland's top visitor attraction?"

Headteacher Graeme Hutton said: "This is part of a project for Young Enterprise Scotland and after passing the first stage, they are hopeful of going all the way through the regional stages and, fingers crossed, to the national stage of the competition."

The pupils have also created a CD-Rom question pack, to be used in conjunction with the game. Having been through Standard grade exams themselves, the sixth-years believe the game and CD will offer a more exciting way to study. This taste of the business world has prompted a number of the pupils to apply to study business at college or university.

The CD-Rom and board game are available for purchase.


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