A group of students at Gordonstoun have landed a national award.
Imogen Mornement, Kane Edwards, Hugh Cunningham and Grace Pritchard beat off competition from around the country in the Dragon’s Glen challenge.
The students won the most innovative product award after designing plastic beads, called Teggo, that can be moulded to provide protection for mobile phones.
Teams from across Scotland pitched for investment and mentoring from dragons who are considered some of the country’s most influential business leaders.
The students were challenged to create a product and business using £500 from charity Children 1st.
Duncan Skinner, formerly chief financial officer of Wood Group, presented the youths with the award at the school yesterday.
He said: “The Gordonstoun team came up with an impressive idea and thoroughly deserve to have won the most innovative award. All the judges were struck by the team’s enthusiasm, excitement and passion for their product.”
Simon Reid, principal of Gordonstoun said: “The competition has been a wonderful opportunity for our students to develop their entrepreneurial skills and to be mentored by Duncan Skinner.
“They have learnt commercial and personal skills that will be beneficial to them in their future careers and we are very proud of their achievement.”