20 June 2022
£10 Social Entrepreneurship Challenge
In February, Year 8 launched their mini businesses in support of a good cause using £10 seed funding provided by the school which they returned at the end of the project.
In February, Year 8 launched their mini businesses in support of their chosen charity using £10 seed funding provided by the school which they returned at the end of the project.
Students engaged in a series of interactive workshops on different elements social entrepreneurship across the year, including an exploration of social business models, understanding social problems and environmental impact, sales and communication, finances and presentation skills.
In total, 25 projects were created, with nearly all groups considering the impact generated through the material used (many upcycled or recycled) and how the product itself might hold social or environmental value. Over £4000 was raised for over 16 different non-profit organisations, with much additional impact created through the products and services themselves!
- RedistriBOOT – reselling football boots to raise funds for War Child whilst providing quality low-cost football boots.
- High visibility dog colours to prevent road accidents whilst raising funds and awareness for the Greyhound Trust.
- Environmental Exhibition – a board game enabling students to learn about environmental action.
- Branch out – selling plants in support of Sevenoaks Welcomes Refugees.
- Iplant – creating terrariums to improve the environmental and mental health whilst raising funds for Thrive.
- Sunflower oil campaign – selling bottles of oil from Ukraine in support of the Red Cross’s Ukraine Crisis Appeal, with labels to raise awareness of the conflict.
Congratulations to all who participated. The year group voted on a few awards recognising different types of projects and work, with Rafferty Van Der Spuy and Pendar Ahmadvazir awarded with ‘Social Entrepreneurs of the Future’ for the creativity and commitment shown in their project: RedistriBOOT.