…. then you might be interested in the new Social Enterprise Resource Pack developed by the British Council, Social Enterprise Academy (SEA) and Real Ideas Organisation (RIO) helping teachers to deliver activities and lessons on social enterprise.
Written in clear English and aimed at students aged 7-14, the resource pack is suitable for any educator – no previous experience of social enterprise is needed – and is designed to help achieve key teaching objectives, promote valuable skills and enrich the quality of education in schools. It also offers advice on how to use the content in an international school partnership and how to find a partner school.
The pack contains six principal lesson plans as well as suggestions for activities in the classroom and community. The activities spur students to think about social problems in their localities and further afield and the role that businesses and social enterprises can play in addressing them. As the lessons progress, students working in groups develop a business plan for their own social enterprise and the most promising of these plans is turned into a real social enterprise.
One example highlighted in the pack is the partnership between Bishopbriggs Academy in East Dunbartonshire and the Karma Project in India whose privately funded school provides free education for 70 children who would not otherwise receive it.
For more information please visit: https://schoolsonline.britishcouncil.org/classroom-resources/list/social-enterprise
For more enterprising ideas, resources and case studies go to Scotland’s Enterprising Schools