The Stars of East Ayrshire

Developing the Young Workforce – Ayrshire were delighted to attend the final of the Enterprising Stars Challenge in East Ayrshire held on 22nd April 2016 at The Park Hotel, Kilmarnock.

The challenge, which launched in January, consisted of Additional Support Need (ASN) schools across East Ayrshire taking part to create a profit making product or service. Each school was allowed to enter a maximum of 3 teams under these categories:

  • Primary School Team
  • Secondary BGE (1st – 3rd Year)
  • Secondary Senior Phase (4th – 6th Year)

At the final of the challenge all pupils presented their idea to a panel of judges which consisted of:


(Right to Left: Val Russell, Walter Smith, Fiona Lees, Arlene Bonomi)

All pupils done exceptionally well presenting and selling their product/service and were all truly inspirational. Below are the winners from the day..



(Primary Winner – Park School)

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(Secondary BGE Winners – Cumnock Academy Supported Learning Centre)

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(Secondary Senior Winners – Park School)

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(Primary Winners – Park School)

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(Secondary BGE Winners – Park School)

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(Secondary Senior Winners – Cumnock Academy Supported Learning Centre)

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(Primary Winners – Willowbank School)

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(Secondary BGE Winners – Hillside)

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(Secondary Senior Winners – Park School)

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(Cumnock Academy Supported Learning Centre)

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(Crosshouse Communications Centre – ‘Baileys Vision’)

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(Willowbank School – ‘Sing a song of Willowbank’)

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(Barshare Primary Supported Learning Centre – ‘The Barshare Boredum Blasters’)

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(Park School – ‘The Killie Parkies’)

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(Loudon Academy Communications Centre – ‘Eco Friendly’)

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(Hillside School – ‘Healthy Snack Shack’)

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(Willowbank School – ‘Willow Inspired’)

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(Cumnock Academy Supported Learning Centre – ‘The Healthy Planet Gang’ & ‘Shanarri Shack’)

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(Park School – ‘Sparkles & Shine’)

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(Hillside School – ‘Suds R Us’)

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(Willowbank School – ‘Beech Bistro’)

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(Park School – ‘Think Smart’)

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