The 2015 edition of The School Enterprise Challenge is now over – the winners have been announced and we have taken the time to celebrate everyone’s achievements. Since there is no time to waste, the registrations for the 2016 Challenge are now open! And whether you are still unsure about participating, or experienced in running a school business, read on and discover some of the new opportunities we prepared for you!
First of all, we are now changing the focus of the Challenge from a competition to an awards programme. We really feel that just by taking part in the School Enterprise Challenge, you are already winners. Learning about entrepreneurship, setting up your own business, getting hands-on experience – these are all extremely valuable and by doing this work, your students are already winning a better future! We also don’t want you to feel like you are competing with other schools. Think of it as a global partnership and a learning network!
This does not mean that we will not have prizes. In fact, we will have even more prizes this year, so you will have more chances of being a winner! Stay tuned for details!
What’s new in 2016:
- The Buddy Initiative
If your school has participated in the School Enterprise Challenge before and you are ready to share your knowledge with a new school, then the Buddy Initiative is for you! By participating, you will develop new coaching skills, meet new people and help a new school get started in the path of entrepreneurship! Even more, you will have the chance to win the BUDDY SCHOOL OF THE YEAR AWARD!
- Student and Teacher Panels
If you would like to shape the future of The School Enterprise Challenge, if you have some insights into what could be improved, things you liked and some that weren’t so great – we need you! Please get involved in our student and teacher panels to give us feedback and help us make the programme better! The call for participants will be open in some weeks, but if you know you would like to be a part, get in touch!
- New and exciting videos at our YouTube Channel!
We created five NEW teacher training videos, among them ‘Managing your business team’ and ‘Action planning and problem solving’. The videos are an engaging way to support the students’ understanding of business planning. We are excited to share them on our new School Enterprise Challenge YouTube channel to be launched soon!
- New Alumni Programme
Graduated or passed your business on to younger students? Let us know about your experience since your participation in the School Enterprise Challenge! Young students need someone to look up to, and you have been in their position – who better to get advice from? Stay connected with a global network of young entrepreneurs through our Alumni Group!
- Marketing Champion Competition
Do you think the School Enterprise Challenge has taught you valuable things? Would you like to spread the word? This is a great mini competition for you! In 2015, 2919 schools entered The School Enterprise Challenge. This year we want to get 5000 schools involved and starting a business – help us to spread the word and you could be crowned our 2016 MARKETING CHAMPION!
You can hold an event, design a poster, use social media or word of mouth – anything to get them going! Check the ‘Mini Competition’ section of our website for more information!
We hope that after reading what’s new in the School Enterprise Challenge 2016 you feel as excited as we are! REGISTER HERE http://www.schoolenterprisechallenge.org and be part of the School Enterprise Challenge 2016! Registrations close on the 24th of April!