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The Abernethy Enterprise Challenge for Schools

In 2018 we invited schools within a radius of our Nethybridge centre to take part in The Abernethy Enterprise Challenge for Schools!  Participating schools received £25 to invest in starting up their own business.  They had 5 weeks to launch and run their business idea, raising as much money as they could.  Check out our short film to see what the teachers and children have to say about it!

Take part in 2019

Watch this space for details of the 2019 Abernethy Enterprise Challenge for Schools coming soon!  If you are a teacher who would like to pre-register the interest of your school, then you can fill out this simple form to let us know.


Why take on The Abernethy Enterprise Challenge? 

● As a charity, Abernethy relies on supporters to enable the contnuaton and growth of the important work we do with young people in Scotland. Our vision is to see young people live life to the full through shared outdoor adventures that inspire, encourage and equip. We see thousands come through our doors every year. We want to continue improving and to set ourselves up so that we can keep working hard for this purpose for the benefit of many generatons to come. Taking part in this challenge will give significant support to the work of Abernethy as we raise money for our much-needed new facility at Nethybridge – The Courtyard Project. (Check out the video below!) 

● Taking part in the challenge offers a unique and appealing educational experience for pupils with a very practical learning opportunity. The challenge fits really well with the Curriculum for Excellence, engaging: numeracy skills; team work; and entrepreneurial skills.

● In additon to these benefits we are offering two prizes which are detailed below, as a thank you for working hard to raise money for Abernethy. 

Proceeds and Prizes

In addition to the educational benefits of the project, every school who takes part will have a chance to win one of two prizes.  The Merit Award will go to the school who comes up with the most creative idea or who has shown evidence of particular effort.  This will be a cash prize.  The Young Entrepreneurs Award will go to the school who raises the most money through their business.  This will be a non-residential activity day for the winning pupils at Abernethy.

All the proceeds raised will go towards Abernethy’s current fundraising appeal, enabling more young people to experience the benefits of outdoor education and adventures in the future.



The Admin part - One form to start the challenge, and one form to finish

Our Sponsors


We are enormously grateful to our sponsors AJC (Angus Jamieson Consulting) who provided the seed money to enable this challenge to go ahead.  AJC are a well-known and respected company within the Oil and Gas sector, based in Inverness.  They have several innovative technologies to their credit, develop strategic software, provide specialist training courses in drilling and surveying, and are frequently approached to assist as consultants on related projects all over the world.


Our sponsors are vital, enabling schools to participate and the challenge to go ahead.  There are opportunities to get involved in our 2019 challenge.  If you/your business/anyone you know would be interested in sponsoring the challenge this year or in the future then we'd love to hear from you.  Just contact ruth.hutchison@abernethy.org.uk





For any queries or to discuss The Abernethy Enterprise Challenge for Schools any further please contact Ruth Hutchison at ruth.hutchison@abernethy.org.uk

If your school/group has not been invited to participate this time but you would be interested in this type of challenge in the future, then please get in touch, we'd love to hear from you!

2018 Resources 

Our updated 2019 pack will be available soon.  If you are interested seeing last years resources you can download our 2018 pack by clicking the links below:

1 - Sections of our pack broken down into separate documents for easy downloading

2 - Printable copies of our registration form and completion form

3 - Kids pack

4 - Teachers pack

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