On March 22 S5 and S6 pupils were given an insight into the world of business when their alarms went off earlier than usual to allow them to attend the annual George Watson's Business Breakfast.
The morning provided the pupils with the opportunity to meet local entrepreneurs and to learn a little more about what it is like to run businesses over a croissant and a bowl of cereal.
The invited guest speaker this year was a past Business Woman of the Year and winner of a European Women in Achievement Award, Ann Gloag OBE. She delivered a highly interesting speech explaining about the challenges that faced her and her brother as they built Stagecoach into the hugely successful multinational company that it is, and also her work with the charity Mercy Ships.
Her speech was truly enlightening; clearly delivering the message that hard work, determination and a few lucky breaks are the keys to success.