Social Enterprise in Education Awards 2019

Social Enterprise In Education Awards 2019

Sponsored by Kibble and Big Issue Invest 

Social enterprise examples from this year include; creating a range of mindfulness products to promote positive mental health, teaching computer programming to the local community to tackle unemployment, and running a weekly community café to reduce isolation and loneliness among the elderly.

Through setting up these social enterprises, young change makers are making a positive impact in the world. 

Pupils set up their social enterprises as part of the Social Enterprise in Education programme, which was created as a partnership between the Social Enterprise Academy and the Scottish Government in 2007. The programme empowers Scotland’s young people to affect social change in their communities while developing key core employability and entrepreneurial skills for the future.

Watch the video to learn more about this year's Social Enterprise in Education Award Winners!



Highlights from the Social Enterprise in Education Awards 2019


Before the marketplace began, there was already a buzz from the participating schools! 

The Social Enterprise in Education Marketplace

 Young change makers had the opportunity to share with Deputy First Minister John Swinney MSP how they use the social enterprise model to solve an issue they care about.

The Social Enterprise in Education Awards Ceremony

During the ceremony, Deputy First Minister John Swinney MSP celebrated the schools success and provided some words of inspiration.



The proud award winners had time to explore Edinburgh before returning back to school. 

Get Involved

Would you like more information on how your school can get involved? The Social Enterprise Schools programme is free to schools and offers support to set up a real-life, hands-on, pupil led social enterprise. 

We'd love to hear from you! Contact us or learn more:

Hirra Abbas - Social Enterprise Academy, Education Administrator

Telephone: 0131 243 2670


Email Our Schools Team 

Find out more about the Social Enterprise in Education programme

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