In Scotland, a Social Enterprise in Schools program allows students to try their hand at running a social enterprise while receiving advice and guidance from professional entrepreneurs. At Gallowhill Primary, a group of students between the ages of 10 to 12 set up a business aimed at combating bullying online and providing information on how to stay safe while using the Internet. The students’ business, which is called Support Me, received an award for its workshops for younger pupils in school. Following the success, the students plan to take the workshops to other schools and set up a new website offering advice and support to kids across the country.
Scotland’s Secretary of Finance John Swinney said, “Taking part in the Social Enterprise in Schools program helps them develop the skills and confidence they need to take their ideas and turn them into real trading social enterprise businesses – enhancing their work readiness which will help build a smarter, wealthier and fairer Scotland.”
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