CLYDEBANK pupils will be taking part in a project that allows them to set up their own business and compete for an award.

Clydebank High and St Peter the Apostle are just two of the schools in Dunbartonshire getting involved in Young Enterprise’s Company Programme.

Teams of sixth-year pupils will set up a stall at the trade fair in Clyde Shopping Centre on December 1.

The youngsters will compete for the Trade Stand of the Year Award, which will be judged by Laura McKechnie.

This is an integral part of the overall Best Company Award and the winners of the Dunbartonshire area go on to represent their area at the Scottish finals.

Laura, 24, a former Dumbarton Academy pupil, joined the Young Enterprise board this year after taking part in 2012 when she reached the finals.

She told the Post: “I was able to talk about my Young Enterprise experience at interviews for jobs and internships throughout university and thereafter.

“The programme inspired me to study business at university and I set up my own LED lighting business last year."