Social Enterprise Schools is a fully funded programme that supports interdisciplinary learning. Young people (aged 5-18) are asked about what they care about and then they are encouraged and supported to come up with an enterprising solution. Inspirational pupil workshops are led by facilitators who are all experienced social entrepreneurs.
Last year, the young people at Linlithgow Academy were asked what they care about. Their reply was “male suicide”. The pupils then started thinking about how they could develop a social enterprise around this social cause and produced “Chat n’ chill”. Their enterprise is that they will sell ice cream at lunchtime in a bid to encourage people to come together. Any profits from their enterprise will be given to a local charity that supports people with poor mental health.
west lothian schools dragons den - wednesday 13th march 2024
We are delighted to share that Social Enterprise Schools have secured funding to bring to you another West Lothian Schools Dragons Den. Last year was a tremendous success and we are excited to be bringing to you another one on the 13th of March at Howden Park Centre, Livingston. All pitches will receive £50, with the winning pitches receiving £100 to go towards their social enterprise.
Full support and advice will be given on the run up to the event. Please contact us if you would like more information.
The Scotmid Changemaker Fund, dedicated to supporting the Social Enterprise Schools Programme, will provide schools within Scotmid communities with the opportunity to access grants of up to £100, enabling the implementation and growth of impactful social enterprises led by students.
By investing in the Social Enterprise Schools Programme, Scotmid is championing a new era of education, cultivating the skills and values necessary to create a more equitable and sustainable future.
For more information on the Social Enterprise Schools Programme and the Scotmid Changemaker Fund, please view the flyer below.