Over the past year, two S2 pupils at Alford Academy have set up an enterprise group called Daydream Focal as part of their Life Skills learning.
During this time, the boys learned what is involved in setting up a business, designing the products, problem solving, marketing and right through to the final stages of selling their products.
At the one time they ran two businesses. One of these businesses was designing a logo for the members of Alford Curling Club that they would then be putting on their fleeces and sweatshirts.
The other business venture saw them designing and making a calendar with scenes of Alford.
The Chairman of the Curling Club said: “We have been talking about doing this for years, and the logo will last for years to come.”
The boys presented their enterprise to the Alford Curling Club members and also to Sarah Daniel, a representative of the ARCHIE Foundation at an afternoon tea, which they helped to organise.
They made a total profit of £83.78 which was then presented to the ARCHIE Foundation at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
The Foundation is a charity that is making a huge difference to the lives of sick children in the north of Scotland and the islands who need medical care at the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital (RACH), in children’s wards in Inverness and Elgin, or in their own community.
It relies wholly on support from the local area and the Northern Isles, and receives no financial support from the NHS or from local authorities.
Both boys involved in the Alford Academy project would like to thank all members of staff who helped them with their ventures and everyone who bought their products.