Seven young entrepreneurs from Lochend Community High School have taken on their own mission - to tackle climate change. Inspired by the success of COP26 in Glasgow, the young people from Easterhouse have written and illustrated their own interactive children’s book. Stars of the Planet features five fictional superheroes and takes young children on a journey to discover the small changes they can make in their own lives which will make a big impact on climate change.
The team (left) made up of Charlie Gallagher, Lorraine McEnroe, Megan Scally, Amber Logue, Shelley Ross, Shaqeel Hodgetts and Cameron Hood are taking part in the Young Enterprise Company Programme. This allows young people the opportunity to set up and run their own businesses over the course of an academic year. They are responsible for the daily running of the business from processing orders to managing their finances. All business decisions are theirs. They are also completing a formal SCQF Level 6 qualification to recognise their learning. All companies completing the programme have links with a business advisor which deepens their understanding of business and the world of work.
The book is suitable for primary children, it has been designed to allow young people to develop their literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills. It is packed full of puzzles, word searches, colouring pages and games. Sustainability was a key driver for the team producing the book and they have included lots of sustainable board games which allow the book to be used for years to come.
The book is available for £7.50 from Young Enterprise Trading Station or you can the QR code to purchase. You can also find out more about the team and their journey via social media @SOTP_YE on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.