Kyle Academy pupils have presented their unique climate smart social enterprise business idea in Glasgow’s Strathclyde Union after reaching the finals of a national COP26 themed Dragons’ Den competition.

Mary Bryne, Head Teacher, said: “Kyle Academy has a strong tradition of sustainable Eco projects and we are extremely proud of the work completed by our Caring Café in previous years and the fact that it’s new re-branded Greener successor is a finalist in the Cop26 Dragon’s Den is witness to its longevity as a viable and worthwhile social enterprise.”

The event is being delivered as part of the ‘After the Pandemic’ COP26 programme and is one of a suite of After the Pandemic events taking place at Strathclyde Union during the COP26 climate conference this November. The Dragons’ Den event in particular is being organised by Social Enterprise Academy, which since 2007 has delivered Social Enterprise Schools, innovated in partnership with the Scottish Government.

Emily Mnyayi, Head of Education at Social Enterprise Academy, said: “Our Climate Change Dragons’ Den is a truly fantastic opportunity for young people in Scotland to be a part of this moment in history and take action against climate change.

“With Glasgow hosting COP26, this special event is the perfect chance for young people to embrace social enterprise and focus their ideas on sustainability so that they may respond to what is not only an environmental challenge, but also a social one.

“We are always fascinated to see the innovative ideas coming out of our Social Enterprise School programme and this event will once again highlight how important social enterprise is in schools to embrace our young people as future change makers.”