S6 pupils set up and run a Young Enterprise company during short course time. They are supported during this process by a Link Teacher (from KGS) and a
Business Advisor from the business community. Pupils gain valuable business experience and team working skills during the year. They attend weekly meetings and have the opportunity to attend events and conferences as part of the Young Enterprise experience. In 2015-16, Kirkwall Grammar School have two teams taking part in the Young Enterprise Programme.
The Norden team have created a colouring book featuring designs from various artists based in Orkney.
Norden: James Nicolson, Thorfinn Moffat, Gemma Harcus, Branwen Bourn, Josephine De Geer, Rachel Eunson and Amy Le-Mar.
2015 was a very successful year for KGS's Young Enterprise company.
Fjara made unique pieces of hand-made jewellery, using sea glass found on Orkney's beaches and solid sterling silver.
They were the overall winners at the 2015 Scottish Young Enterprise finals and went on to compete in the national finals in London.
Scottish 2015 Winners - Fjara
Fjara - Front row: Iona Muir, Ellen Rendall, Shevaune Rosie, Holly Rendall.
Second row: Hayley Duncan, Betty Andrews, Hannah Keith.
Third row: Molly Cant, Megan Ward, Sarah MacPhail, Jessica Flett.
Back row: Andrew Fraser, Ronan Osborne, James Kemp.
2014's Young Enterprise team were called "Treecycled".
They produced a calendar, operated the school tuckshop and created images transferred onto wood.
They were very successful at the Orkney Area Board competition and went on to compete in the 2014 Scottish finals in Glasgow.
Trua - Fionn Webb, Guille Lopez, Ewan Miller, Correen Davies, Michael Gauld, Inga Barnett, Aidan Moodie, Becky Kitney, Hannah Kynoch, Laura Dalrymple and Dan Flett (Chrissie Dearness and Anna Mackay are missing from the photograph)