Business community set to inspire Fife school pupils

Published: 14 May 2015 00:01


BUSINESSES from across Fife and Edinburgh are set to pull together this Friday (May 15) to introduce pupils at Kirkcaldy West Primary School to the world of work and entrepreneurship.

More than 50 volunteers, including parents and members of the business community, will pay a special visit to the school to help deliver an ‘Inspire to Aspire’ day, which will include a Building a Brand workshop, Paper Aeroplane Challenge, Enterprise Game and 60-Second Pitch, as well as a Careers Fair with a number of exhibitors, such as Fife Council, Police Scotland, easyJet, Vision Express, and Lynda Hamilton Communications.

The event will culminate in a Dragons’ Den-style entrepreneurial competition to be judged by Eric Byiers, CEO of Fife Chamber of Commerce; David Torrance MSP; Elaine Davies of Santander, and Lynda Hamilton, managing editor of The Business Journal.

Other businesses set to take part include Fife Schoolwear, The Present Shop and Apollo Blinds, alongside representatives from the likes of RBS, RICS Scotland, and the Scottish Parliament.

The event has been organised by Mark Sorsa Leslie, chairperson of the Parent Voice at Kirkcaldy West Primary School and a parent of one of its pupils.

He said: “We want to encourage the children to think about different life paths and careers while having some fun and, with the amazing support from the business community, I’m sure we will inspire the next Andrew Carnegie or Coco Chanel.”

The day-long event will conclude with an awards ceremony and Inspire to Aspire presentation.

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