Monthly Archives: May 2011

School Blogs & Resource Pack

We are very pleased to announce that we now have 82 schools signed up to the School Enterprise Challenge – we are hoping to get to 100 by the end of next week! We have schools signing up from all over the world – from Belarus to Bangladesh and everywhere in between. We are so excited to see what they are all going to come up with!

In the meantime, you may have noticed that a number of international schools have started up their blogs, so we should be seeing some exciting news coming from them all soon. If you are respresenting one of the schools that has signed up but you have not started up your blog yet, please do so and send us the URL. In your blog, you might want to tell us a bit about the enterprising ideas that you have been coming up with, or any pre-Challenge preparation that has been going on at your school.

In other news, our School Resource Pack is almost ready and we are hoping to send it out to schools by the end of the week. This will contain all of the guidance that schools will need to write their business plans and establish successful school-based enterprises.

If anyone out there has any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us at Teach A Man To Fish for guidance.

35 Sign-Ups and Counting…

Yes, that’s right…35 schools in developing countries have now signed up to participate in the School Enterprise Challenge. Registration will be open until June 30th so there is still plenty of time for many more to sign up. We are currently working to get our Overseas School Resource Pack in good working order, and hope to send this out to schools by the beginning of next week so that everyone can get going on designing their business plans.

That being said, we have already had one business plan submitted by Lady Hochoy School, Trinidad and Tobago so congratulations to them! They have come up with the fantastic idea of making jewellery from recycled products to sell to tourists – making them excellent candidates for our ‘Planet’ category. What’s more, they are partnered with one of our UK schools – Mapledown School. We are very excited to see how their partnership and individual enterprises develop over the course of the Challenge.

Let’s keep the registrations and business plans rolling in everyone and watch this space for more news.