Year 9 students, supported by the Inspirational Learning Group and Natwest’s Dream Bigger Programme, were challenged to create their own social enterprise to address a common issue affecting their daily life, their school, their family or their local community.

Working in teams, the students considered what it means to be entrepreneurial before considering what steps they could take to address the issues they have identified. Students created their own social enterprise company, considering not only how their company would operate but also how they would market and promote their products or services to their target audience before pitching their business proposal to the judging panel.

The challenge helped students to develop their business and entrepreneurial skills as well as promoting key skills such as creativity, teamwork and communication.