That was the theme of this year’s University of the West of Scotland (UWS) Enterprise Challenge in Dumfries.
And 80 pupils from high schools in Lockerbie, Moffat, Langholm, Kirkcudbright, Dalbeattie, Castle Douglas, Stranraer, Thornhill and Dumfries took part in the challenge, which also include creating a marketing campaign for an open day at the new facility.
Overall victory went to the team from St Joseph’s College in Dumfries and there were also category prizes for Moffat Academy, Castle Douglas High School and Lockerbie Academy.
The winners received £250, a meal at Hullabaloo and a day with NHS Dumfries and Galloway. They will also deliver their winning presentation to the Rotary Club of Dumfries and talk about their experience on Alive radio.
Julie White, chief operating officer for NHS Dumfries and Galloway was one of the judges and said: “Representatives from NHS Dumfries and Galloway, and High Wood Health, have found this to be a unique opportunity to hear from young people in our region about their ideas for the new district general hospital.
“We are already putting forward many of the ideas to the High Wood Health design team for consideration for the new hospital, and will keep contact with the schools should they be developed further.”
Event organiser Caroline Bell said: “It was a challenging brief this year but it was a fantastic opportunity for local school pupils to work on such an exciting live project.”
The challenge is organised by UWS and sponsored by Magnox, the Rotary Club of Dumfries, Bibliographic Data Services, Dumfries and Galloway Chamber of Commerce and Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Young Entrepreneur Project.