- Written by The Academy Schools Team
Highlands and Islands Social Enterprise In Education Awards 2019
From creating a board game tackling dementia, to making sustainable crafts to fund community defibrillators, these young people are stepping up, taking action and demanding change.
With the support of the Scottish Government and Highlands & Islands Enterprise, Scotland's young people are developing key skills for the future and creating businesses to solve the issues they care about.
Watch the video to learn more about the stories behind this year's Highlands and Islands Social Enterprise in Education Award Winners!
A timeline of the day...
The Social Enterprise in Education Marketplace
Maree Todd MSP, Minister for Children and Young People, officially launched the schools social enterprise marketplace! Maree Todd said:
“It was a privilege to be asked to launch the 5th annual Social Enterprise in Education Awards. This year, young people across the Highlands and Islands have been setting up social enterprises to solve the social and environmental issues that matter most to them and I am very impressed with the exciting and innovative projects I have seen."
The students enjoyed sharing their knowledge, raising awareness of their social issue and selling their products.
@HighlandCouncil presentation ✅— Venture (@FortroseVenture) May 29, 2019
Team reunited for the @SEA_Edu Social Enterprise in Education Awards Day!
Ready for selling, presenting and networking with guests here at @EdenCourt #SpinAndChat #ChangingOurWorld19 ??☺ pic.twitter.com/DEYoVKzbsa
Pupils from P6 are presenting at The Social Enterprise in Schools awards about the community cafe they have run this year. Maree Todd, Minister for Children and Young People enjoyed their Vlog & hearing all about their work. #changingourworld19 #thisishighland #socialenterprise pic.twitter.com/hU5MOOYj22— Lundavra Primary (@LundavraPrimary) May 29, 2019
Our pupils were excited getting to meet Marie Todd, Minister for Young People, at @SEA_Edu marketplace today. Great opportunity for learning. They did a fantastic job explaining our Social Enterprise business. #TeamMuirtown pic.twitter.com/W6SnHwKwXW— MuirtownPrimary (@MuirtownP) May 29, 2019
The Social Enterprise in Education Awards Ceremony
Esther and Phoebe from Logie Primary School, compèred the ceremony.
#InvernessHigh are collecting their Environment Champions Award today for their #socent ‘Operation Pollination’ – they planted an area of their garden to benefit pollinating insects likes bees, hover flies & butterflies! ???#ChangingOurWorld19 pic.twitter.com/TT0cbkVSEz— Social Enterprise Academy Schools (@SEA_Edu) May 29, 2019
Next up, #DornochAcademy with their highly successful #socent ‘Braw Chocolate’ – an artisan chocolatier producing, marketing and selling high quality chocolate products across the UK and beyond – using profits to support their local community. ?✨#ChangingOurWorld19 pic.twitter.com/KQmBaFw8Bt— Social Enterprise Academy Schools (@SEA_Edu) May 29, 2019
Well done @CrownLfs who run two #socialenterprise projects in their school. The P6’s raise funds to support @Highlandhospice by making hand-made ribbon wreaths & the P5’s helped @alzscot design a non-bake recipe book! ?#ChangingOurWorld19 pic.twitter.com/52lHHnotOs— Social Enterprise Academy Schools (@SEA_Edu) May 29, 2019
Congratulations to all 21 Highlands and Islands Social Enterprise in Education Award winners 2019. Taking part in our Social Enterprise Schools programme has an impact on the pupils, the schools and the wider community. At the Social Enterprise Academy we’re lucky to see the ripple of this positive impact spread out from schools across Scotland!
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:
Rachel Farmer - Social Enterprise Academy, Highlands and Islands Education Coordinator
Telephone: 01463871219 | 07584717502