PUPILS from both Kirkmichael and Straiton Primary took part in an Enterprise Week. 

With the culmination of a “Farm to Fork” topic, representatives from several local businesses visited the children at school to share their different journeys from farming to the world of business. 

These included James McFadzean from Dalduff Farm, Tricia Bey from Barwheys Dairy, Sheena Horner from The Galloway Chilli Company and Marion Macmorland from Carrick Cakes.

The highlight of the week was The Great Kirkmichael and Straiton Bake Off which involved the children creating a range of culinary delights which were then judged by Mrs Macmorland. 

This event was attended by parents and friends of the community and the proceeds from the sale of the Bake Off were shared between the children’s’ chosen charities of the year, which are the Guide Dogs Association and the Ayrshire Hospice.

Head Teacher of both Kirkmichael and Straiton, Liz Candlish, said: “The aim of the week was to demonstrate the wide range of business opportunities within our local community and encourage lifelong learning skills for our pupils. 

“None of this would have been possible without the enthusiasm and support of the aforementioned business who gave up their valuable time throughout the week.”