Applications are now open for the 2020 School Enterprise Challenge to support teachers and students to set up a real business at their school, it is a free educational programme that teaches business and life skills.
The School Enterprise Challenge is run by the educational charity Teach A Man To Fish.
A School Business:
- Is a real business that is owned by the school and is staffed, operated and managed by students with the support of their teachers;
- Teaches essential skills and creates young entrepreneurs;
- Is sustainable, growing year on year;
- Generates real profits for your school or important causes in your community.
- There is $50,000 in prizes available for the most entrepreneurial schools, teachers and students.
- Benefits for students
- Get practical experience running a REAL business;
- Learn essential life skills;
- Be part of a global movement of young entrepreneurs!.
- Benefits for teachers
- Learn business skills;
- Develop new teaching techniques;
- Boost your CV;
- Change to win prize!.
All schools start on the Bronze Level and work their way up to Silver and then Gold!
- Who are new to the School Enterprise Challenge or their students are very young;
- Who have never run a school business before.
- Who have achieved the Bronze Award!;
- Who have run a school business for at least 3 months;
- Who want to develop their Bronze Level business or start a new one and do it really well;
- Who plan to involve more students.
- Who have achieved the Silver Award!;
- Who have run a profitable school business for at least 1 year;
- Who want to develop their Silver Level business;
- Who will integrate business activities into their school timetable;
- Who aim to make sales outside of the school grounds;
- Who are ready to connect with other schools also running a school business.
- Any school from any country can take part.
- The School Enterprise Challenge is open to all schools, including pre-primary schools, primary schools, secondary schools and technical/vocational colleges.
- Universities are not eligible to take part in the School Enterprise Challenge.
How to get involved
- Taking part is simple! The programme is open to all schools* from all countries. You can register for FREE on their website.
- Once registered, you will have access to all of their educational materials and your own online account to upload your submissions.
- The School Enterprise Challenge is open to primary schools, secondary schools and technical/vocational colleges. It is not open to universities.
- A teacher at your school will be responsible for facilitating participation in the School Enterprise Challenge and guiding your students to complete the 3 steps:
- Coming up with a business idea;
- Writing a business plan;
- Launching the school business, making sales and writing an annual report.
For more information, visit https://bit.ly/35Gx3kF