Last week was Global Entrepreneurship Week – a campaign involving a breath-taking 29,000 activities across more than 150 countries. With its core focus to champion entrepreneurship and act as a catalyst for creating the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators, we are delighted to see that UK schools have participated and used the Founders4Schools platform to organise their inspirational events.
Naturally, with our database of business leaders near you, our online service is a perfect fit if you’re thinking about participating next year or simply want to invite business leaders into your school or class to talk about their amazing careers – something echoed by the comments from the teachers but more importantly, the students who took part: the next generation of big thinkers!
Many thanks to all teachers who organised the GEW events and brought this opportunity to their students.
GEW Events in the spotlight:
- Paul Butterworth, Assistant Headteacher at West Hill School, held a series of 5 events with local entrepreneurs and business leaders to speak in assemblies from Monday, 16th to Friday, 20th November. They inspired 160 Year 8 students by sharing their highs and lows of setting up a business and helped the students understand that entrepreneurship is a career option they could consider. We were excited to see their tweet at the end of the week:
- Joy McArdle, Head of Business & Enterprise at Felsted School, has celebrated Women’s Enterprise Day as part of GEW and invited 3 successful female leaders to inspire her Year 12 and Year 13 girls who study Business & Economics on the world of Enterprise. Their feedback was marvelous:
- Richard Northover, Deputy Head at Holland Park School, participated in GEW by organising a series of 5 events featuring a total of 17 entrepreneurs and business leaders inspiring their Year 11 students about their future careers and filling them with aspiration. Richard summarised at the end of the week:
“Our students have thoroughly enjoyed the talks and we have received some exceptionally positive feedback. They have been hugely impressed by the calibre of the exciting people who have visited our school this week.”
- Simon Armitage, Director of Guidance at The Stephen Perse Foundation, engaged in GEW by inviting 4 leaders who shared their experiences in the field of innovation, technology with 150 of their Year 7 to Year 10 students. Simon recapped:
“The speakers were great. We would have them all back for sure!”