The two youngsters from Holyrood Secondary were over the moon at winning Clyde Waterfront’s “classrooms on the Clyde” competition, in which they had to create advertising material and a jingle.
The top team of Leanne Andrew and Amy McAleer, both 12, won tickets for a boat trip on the Clyde later this year.
The winners took part in the competition with more than 400 other first-year pupils at the South Side school.
Groups of pupils in each of the 14 classes came up with ideas and the 14 ‘finalist groups’ presented their schemes to a panel of experts, who chose the overall winning entry.
Leanne said: “We all really loved doing it. It was a lot of fun, a lot of hard work as well, but everyone did a great job, and I am just so excited that we won.
“We were totally shocked and stunned.”
The groups all produced a high standard of material to be judged, and were especially creative when making up a jingle.
Amy said: “Our teacher Mrs McDonald really helped us to do the jingle. It was so much fun and it was the best bit for me.”
The school said the Clyde Waterfront competition had been a big success at Holyrood Secondary and it had been important for the pupils to have access to alternative learning opportunities.
The school intends to incorporate more alternative learning this year as it gives the pupils the opportunity to gain skills for life and work through its ‘Enterprise in Education’ approach.
Marianne Brady, principal teacher of social studies at Holyrood, was pleased the children responded so well to the competition and seemed to excel using a more pratical way of learning.
She said: “We wanted to take learning outside the school and the pupils embraced this and have worked well to produce fantatic results.
“The winning group showed a consistent message throughout all their material and I think that’s why they won.”
Mark Barton, from Clyde Waterfront Strategic Partnership, who sat on the judging panel, said: “We were tremendously impressed by the ingenuity and creativity displayed by all of the classes involved and it was truly difficult to select a winner.
“We congratulate them all on their visions and their ideas.”