Are you looking for creative ways to develop children and young people’s learning about the world of work?
To inspire you have a look at our Interesting Practice area that highlights the many creative ways schools like Broxburn Academy are providing opportunities for young people around entrepreneurship and enterprise.
Interesting practice exemplars from Fife Council
The Raytheon Quadcopter Challenge is a partnership between the Council and Raytheon UK. The programme brings STEM Ambassadors from Raytheon UK to deliver lessons in classrooms to second year pupils, on a variety of engineering topics, bringing contextualised learning to young people. Another great example from Fife is The Enterprise Game. The game is a developmental tool helping pupils to learn about business. Initially created as a board game, it allows young people to use their entrepreneurial skills to make, sell and deliver products to customers around the board. It has been customised to incorporate the names of many major employers throughout Fife which helps players to increase their understanding not just of enterprise, but of the wider Fife economy.
You can also learn about the great opportunities offered to young people by Glasgow City Council and Renfrewshire Council. If you have interesting practice to share please contact us.
Looking for support?
If you would like support to embed enterprise within your school’s curriculum Scotland’s Enterprising Schools can help. Have a look at our resource area for ideas or contact us to arrange for a member of our team to get in touch with you. You can also expand your knowledge around enterprise and get support to embed the Developing the Young Workforce strategy by attending one of the free twilight professional learning sessions we are delivering across Scotland. You should hear about these opportunities from your Local Authority shortly. The next sessions will be held as follows:
Fife Twilight Session (venues and times tbc):
- 26th April 2017 – West Fife
- 2nd May 2017 – Central Fife
- 8th May 2017 – North East Fife
Aberdeen City Twilight Session (venue and time tbc): 10th May 2017
Inverness All Day event (for senior leaders) at Smithton-Culloden Free Church – 1st June 2017
If you would like more information about these sessions or opportunities in your area please contact us.
Are you Looking for creative ways to develop children and young people’s learning about the world of work?
Enterprising attitudes and skills such as generating ideas, creative problem solving, being pro-active and tenacious and taking responsibility, help to support our young people to cope with, and indeed succeed, in our increasingly dynamic wold of work. Scotland’s Enterprising Schools have developed a free online professional learning programme – The Enterprising Practitioner to help you have a better understanding of enterprise education and how you can help young people develop an enterprising mind set.
The three module programme aims to give you a brief introduction to this broad area:
Module 1 introduces you to the wider context of enterprise in education and the key stakeholders who can help you. Module 2 reviews key teaching approaches commonly used by practitioners to help support enterprising learning and Module 3 has a focus on self-employment and entrepreneurship and aims to bust many of the myths surrounding this area.
Each module is supported by an activity pack designed to challenge you to reflect on each area and consider your own practice and that of your school.
Scotland’s Enterprising Schools, with the support of Education Scotland, will host a national event for strategic leaders in education to inspire enterprising attitudes, entrepreneurship and the development of skills for learning, life and work in learners.
This all-day event will be held on :
26th October 2016 at Princes Trust Wolfson Centre, Cumbrae House, 15 Carlton Court, Glasgow G5 9JP.
Access the event programme here: conference-agenda-2610-draft-updated-031016-2
Delegates will have the opportunity to hear from keynote speakers from Scottish Government and Education Scotland as well as meeting business organisations who can help schools embed an enterprising culture. There will also be interactive workshops.
Sign up for the event here and access the SES Conference draft agenda .