EAST Renfrewshire high school pupils were getting down to business at the Young Enterprise area finals earlier this month.

Fifth and sixth year students from Eastwood High, St Ninian’s High, Mearns Castle High and St Luke’s High competed in teams against other Renfrewshire and Inverclyde schools at the Normandy Hotel in Renfrew.

Since August, the pupils have developed and marketed their own products and for the area finals, each team was required to display their product, submit a business report, give a team presentation and be interviewed by judges.

Each element was judged by representatives from intu Braehead and computer network company Hewlett Packard Enterprise in Erskine.

Team Euphoria from Eastwood High won the East Renfrewshire category and were the runner-up for Best Presentation after they impressed judges with their inventive laser etched signs, coasters and decorations.

Other original products on offer included Mearns Castle High’s reuseable metal straws and collapsible cups designed by St Ninian’s High.

Bob Davidson, area chair of Young Enterprise, said: "Well done to the 14 teams that made the finals.

"Completing the programme given the pressures of exams is a significant achievement.

"Products that encouraged good mental health and the environment highlight how young people are thinking about the future and what’s important to them as young adults.

"I would like to thank all the pupils, teachers and business advisers that support the programme and our financial backers."

The overall prize was awarded to the team from St Columba’s High, in Gourock, who will go forward to the Scottish finals in June.