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Mackays’ Tayside Jamathon is a new business challenge for secondary schools in Tayside.

Teams of S2-4 students are given the opportunity to design their very own Mackays preserve product. The programme lasts for 26 days, and throughout the process, teams will work on a wide range of entrepreneurial skills. Students will select a board of staff, carry out market research, manage finances, design, brand and develop and market their product, as well as pitching to a panel of judges.

The programme compliments the Curriculum for Excellence’s four capacities, as well as Skills for Learning, Life and Work, with a focus on embedding practical business and entrepreneur skills into a real business challenge.

The Mackays’ Tayside Jamathon will also give insight into the world of work, and develop employability skills such as problem solving, communication, organisation and teamwork.

For more information on the Mackays’ Tayside Jamathon, or to register a team to take part, please contact Lucia Giuntoli, Enterprise Coordinator, at

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