Students at Bellanoor International Community School, Nigeria, designing their school business’ logo
Students at Krishna Public School, India, designing their school business’ logo
The School Enterprise Challenge team would like to congratulate and thank everyone who participated in this year’s Logo Design Mini-competition! The quality of submissions and enthusiasm shown by students has been astounding and everyone involved should be really proud of their efforts. We received over 150 incredibly varied and fantastic submissions – more than ever before! Picking the winners was not an easy task for our judges but in the end the 12 winners reflect the range of businesses, countries and students that participate in the School Enterprise Challenge.
We hope that participating in the Logo Design Mini-competition has demonstrated the importance and benefit of a logo to any business, no matter sector or location. A logo is an easily recognisable and memorable image that embodies the values and identity of your enterprise. By participating in this mini-competition you will have gained experience in design as well as marketing, and through the public vote seen the value of social media.
Before we announce the winners we would like to give a special mention to these schools who came up with innovative and exciting ways of participating in the mini-competition. Congratulations to Sls Dav Public School and Kiit World School, both in India, who ran their own internal Logo Design Mini-Competitions. You can view their respective submissions by clicking HERE and HERE. Running their own mini-competition was a great way to ensure that all students got to participate! The Gateway School of Mumbai created this fantastic presentation explaining each step they took to design their logo, complete with great photos and a poll! Finally, a huge congratulations to this business team member at the Kamla Nehru Public School for her articulate and thoughtful video explanation of their logo.
Without further ado, the winners of the Logo Design Mini-Competition 2017 are as follows:
The overall winner of the Logo Mini-competition 2017 is from Meridian School in India. This logo oozes class: it is colourful, simple and elegant. The leaf demonstrates the enterprise’s focus on sustainability and the business name is clear. Congratulations!
The School Enterprise Challenge team are delighted to introduce the Blogging Mini-Competition 2017! In this article we’ll explain everything you need to know: from what it’s all about to how you can take part!
Why is blogging a useful skill?
The aim of the School Enterprise Challenge is to bring 21st century skills to young people across the world. Through the Blogging Mini-Competition students will develop the following:
Written communication skills. Throughout the planning and running of their school business students are required to work as a team, giving them the chance to develop their oral communication skills and ability to work as a team. Writing a blog adds a new dimension to this as it encourages them to think about how they communicate externally, in the written form.
So, your production team have been working hard, you’ve planned your first launch event and now you’re ready to start making some sales! Or are you? Follow our checklist and make sure everything is in order!
A checklist example with the things you might need to get ready before launching your school business!
(You can find this in Weekly Guide 10)
Remember, to help you with the implementation phase of the programme you should refer to the Weekly Guides 10-16. To access these, you’ll need to log in to our website with your username (the email address you registered with) and your password by clicking HERE.
Below we’ve picked the 5 most useful tips to help you successfully launch your school business.
We are thrilled to announce that the Logo Design Mini-Competition 2017 is now open!
Designing a logo is an essential part of setting up a successful school business. It acts as the ‘face’ of your enterprise and should appear on your product and advertising displays. It will often be the first thing your customers see and so should really convey your business’ unique identity!
Some of the best entries from 2016
How should your team design their logo?
- Come together as a team and brainstorm ideas (Think about some of your favourite brands or logos: what can you learn from them?)
- Come up with a few ideas and pick your favourite
- Remember to allow all members of the business team to contribute to the design of the logo!
What makes a good logo?
- Unique and distinctive
- Simple and easy to understand
- Conveys information about your business (who you are and what you do)
- Easily recognisable
The Logo Design Mini-Competition has always been hugely popular with School Enterprise Challenge participants and last year over 100 schools sent us their creative and colourful logos. Make sure you click HERE to view the best entries from 2016.
We have already had some exciting entries so do not wait around, get designing your logo and enter the Logo Design Mini-Competition 2017!
To take part simply send us your students’ logo in .JPEG or .PNG format by email to email@example.com – remember to include a brief description of what the logo means and how you designed it in the body of the email.
All logos will be featured on our Facebook page and the winners will receive a certificate to celebrate their success! You can review all the logos we have received so far by clicking HERE.
The mini-competition will be open until Thursday 31st of August. So what are you waiting for?! Get designing and send us your school business’ logo!
All this week we will be celebrating Global Money Week, a movement aimed at inspiring children and youth to learn about money, saving, creating livelihoods, gaining employment and becoming an entrepreneur.
Many of these values are core to the School Enterprise Challenge, as some of our staff explain…
Throughout the week we’ll be celebrating Global Money Week by highlighting how the School Enterprise Challenge is helping young people the world over become more financially aware.
Make sure to like our Facebook page to be part of the party!
You can also register for the School Enterprise Challenge 2017 directly on our website!
We are absolutely delighted to inform you that registration for the School Enterprise Challenge is NOW OPEN!
In 2016, an incredible 49,491 young people and 3,384 teachers and staff directly benefited from participation in the challenge. A fantastic variety of school businesses were planned and set up, ranging from a banking cooperative in Peru to eco-friendly handicrafts in India.
The question is: Can YOUR school rise to the School Enterprise Challenge?
To register for the School Enterprise Challenge 2017, simply head to our website and hit REGISTER NOW!
Now that the Final Report deadline for the School Enterprise Challenge 2016 has passed, we look at how schools can keep their businesses going into the new year. We spoke with William Lyonga of Bishop Rogan College in Cameroon, winner of our Inspirational Teacher Award in 2014 and current member of our Teacher Advisory Panel.
What steps have you taken to ensure that the school business continues to operate beyond the Final Report deadline?
The business team has planned to continue business activities as normal. In our situation of a Gardening Business, here in Cameroon, we have two farming seasons, one at the start of the academic year and the other at the fourth quarter of the academic year. The second period is still to come and members have agreed to plant more crops during the second farming season. Farm products are needed all throughout the year.