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Team triumph

YOUNG business brains have been challenged to come up with design ideas for the paediatric unit at the region’s new hospital.

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.

 

CELEBRATE . . . the St Joseph's College team celebrate with their trophy

CELEBRATE . . . the St Joseph’s College team celebrate with their trophy

Team Langholm

Team Langholm

Team Kirkcudbright

Team Kirkcudbright

BEST BOSS . . . Katrina Donaldson from Lockerbie Academy was named best team leader and is pictured with UWS lecturer Joan Scott

BEST BOSS . . . Katrina Donaldson from Lockerbie Academy was named best team leader and is pictured with UWS lecturer Joan Scott

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 wasa 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.

Team Wallace Hall

Team Wallace Hall

Team Stranraer

Team Stranraer

TEAMWORK TRIUMPH . . . Moffat Academy collect their team prize from Tom Armstrong, of Dumfries and Galloway Chamber of Commerce, and Ian Jess, Rotary Club of Dumfries

TEAMWORK TRIUMPH . . . Moffat Academy collect their team prize from Tom Armstrong, of Dumfries and Galloway Chamber of Commerce, and Ian Jess, Rotary Club of Dumfries

Team Lockerbie

Team Lockerbie

Team Dumfries High

Team Dumfries High

Team Dalbeattie

Team Dalbeattie

PRIZE . . . Castle Douglas High School won the new preparation and planning award, presented by Lindsey Mason, of Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Young Entrepreneur Project

PRIZE . . . Castle Douglas High School won the new preparation and planning award, presented by Lindsey Mason, of Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Young Entrepreneur Project

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