A TEAM of pupils from Glasgow's East End who set up and ran their own business has topped the UK in the finals of the Young Enterprise Company and Team Programmes.

Stars of the Planet, a team of seven senior phase students from Lochend Community High School, came second in the UK-wide competition for Best Overall Company in the Company Programme, which saw 896 different teams take part and more than 10,200 students.

The team made more than £2,000 from their interactive puzzle book that explores the causes and effects of climate change.

The project recently earned them the Top Company Award at this year’s Festival of Youth Enterprise.

The Company and Team Programmes are delivered by Young Enterprise Scotland in over 120 Scottish schools to help nurture the next generation of entrepreneurs by challenging students to set up and run their own businesses.

Fraser Morrison, Company and Team Programme manager, said: “Scotland leads the way in embedding enterprise education into the school mindset and winning these UK awards is extremely satisfying.

"Stars of the Planet are exceptional and achieved tremendous success with their company and with their own skills development.

"They are the perfect examples for how enterprise teaches teamwork, communication, good financial management and problem solving.

"Congratulations to everyone involved at Lochend Community High School.”

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Lochend Community High School teacher, Heather Kerr, added: “We are incredibly proud of our Stars of the Planet. They have had the most amazing year.

"From the beginning of their journey, they have inspired others to make positive changes in order to help save our planet.

"By completing the Young Enterprise Company programme they have gained skills and experiences which will set them up for life.

"Winning Scottish Company of the Year and coming Runner Up in the UK was an outstanding achievement.

"We have a very talented group of young people here at Lochend and we are very proud of them and their achievements. We cannot wait to see what they achieve next."