Finalist at this years’ Scottish Education Awards in the category ‘Enterprise and employability ‘ Bonhill Primary School’s approach to enterprise education has permeated learning across the curriculum and beyond. Driven by a real vision for future pathways of learners, head teacher Maria Seery has galvanised staff, parents and businesses to provide exciting, wide-ranging opportunities for learners to develop enterprising and entrepreneurial mind sets.
The school is a hive of activities that allow children and young people across all stage to enhance their skills for learning , life and work. These include a school uniform recycling scheme, the design of the school’s own tartan and the production of a tartan school uniform (young enterprise activity), a ‘Buds’ project that sells home-grown produce to the community, a stationary tuck shop, work placements in the school canteen, an ‘egg production’ from their school hens including an advertising campaign developed in conjunction with Radio Clyde/Bauer Media and many more initiatives .
This enterprise-assembly from the Scotland’s Enterprising School (SES) event in October ’16 summarises the schools’ main activities in this area.
The following initiatives are showcased on Scotland’s Enterprising Schools website: