http://bit.ly/SirTomFarmer is an exciting new Great Scots resource about the famous Scottish business entrepreneur and philanthropist, Sir Tom Farmer.
The resource contains a Learning Journey aimed at 2nd and 3rd Levels, with engaging Social Studies activities on entrepreneurial skills, marketing and advertising, and philanthropy.
The resource also contains 9 short video clips interviewing Sir Tom Farmer about various aspects of his life and business success. The video clips would also be potentially useful to Senior Phase classes in Business Education and possibly R.M.E. too. And for schools and practitioners looking for materials to reflect on developing Skills for Work.
The Great Scots: Sir Tom Farmer resource would be ideal for classes looking for an introduction to Enterprise and Financial Education activities.
It could also be linked with other Great Scots resources. In particular:
Andrew Carnegie (the famouse Scottish American industrialist and philanthropist – born in Dunfermline)
Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow (the founder of the charity, Mary’s Meals)
Here are some upcoming learning opportunities that could be linked with the use of the resource:
1) Fiver Challenge for primary schools (registration open now and closes on 5th June) http://www.fiverchallenge.org.uk/about-fiver
3) National Enterprise Challenge (asking for schools to sign up now) http://www.nationalenterprisechallenge.co.uk/