Wednesday, 16 June 2010

I started the day at the 'Showcase and Celebration Event: Social Enterprise Flying High!' at the Holiday inn at Garforth...

I had been asked by my colleague Christine Marsden, who is our curriculum development manager at the education business partnership in our school improvement service, and her colleagues who are developing social enterprises in our schools which meet the needs of local communities and provide real opportunities for our young people to run small businesses. We need to encourage and support our children and young people to be creative, imaginative and entrepreneurial an to give them the skills, attitudes and belief to succeed in the constantly changing world of work.

It was brilliant to see the young people so enthusiastic about their work which included an art gallery, button beads, super saints journal, ration shop, flash 'n' snap, ginger enjoyment, fruit saloon, treatz for you, helping hands and young talent coaches. The young people also had the opportunity to see Oakley Pilotille, one of our Schools Got Talent winners from Farnley Park Maths and computing College, dance and to listen to Sabirul Islam, a young social entrepreneur, motivational speaker and bestselling author. I know Christine will let me know the winners... so watch this space.

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