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Students Leading the Way audio

Despite the cold and wet weather the Year 6 students at St Josephs Primary School in Beechworth took the school parents and other community members on a historic tour this week, with a surprise guest from the ABC Goulburn Murray, Sandra Moon. Radio broadcaster, Sandra Moon, was so impressed by the historic tour and the social enterprise in schools program that she aired the audio this week on the ABC Goulburn Murray (106.5 FM) – take a listen and hear the kids in action as they walked the streets of Beechworth.    

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Showcase of Social Enterprise in Schools standard

As the Social Enterprise Academy Australia we are proud to be delivering world class learning and development programs including the Social Enterprise in Schools program. Our partners in Scotland, along with the support of teachers and students, have captured some of the inspiring work young social entrepreneurs are doing as a result of participating in the program in 2017-2018. This showcase, recently launched at the schools Awards day in Scotland, really highlights how the Social Enterprise Academy's program raises the awareness and understanding of social enterprise and ignites the entrepreneurship talents of our young people. It is through this program that social enterprise is helping to prepare young people for life, learning and the world of ...

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Students bring curiosity, creativity and an open mind to the table… standard

ACRE is working with a number of schools across the region as part of the Social Enterprise in Schools Teacher Toolkit and Curriculum Co-Design Team.  The team, a combination of teachers and students from six schools, will be assisting with the development of teacher resources for the program that align with the Victorian Curriculum Foundation – 10.  The intent of aligning the toolkit to the curriculum is to make it easier for teachers to teach and assess the progression of student learning.  We have commissioned Interface2Consulting to lead this project and we will be working closely with the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (VCAA) throughout the process. To kick off the project this year ten students from five different schools (primary ...

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Program hands students the keys to a positive future image

An Independent Evaluation Report of the Social Enterprise in Schools Program has been launched this week in Melbourne. The report, the result of a 12-month independent evaluation of six schools participating in the pilot program was launched by the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and ACRE. As part of the program, students created, developed and ran their own businesses within their school and donated the profits to a social cause they were passionate about. Modelled on a highly successful initiative of the Social Enterprise Academy (SEA) in Scotland, this program brings students, teachers, parents, local entrepreneurs and community leaders together to make a positive social impact. Commenting on the release of the report, ACRE CEO Matt Pflahert said: “This program puts young ...

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Digital Story: Social Enterprise in Schools video

Students at St Joseph’s Primary Schools in Beechworth have been involved in the Social Enterprise in Schools Program for over two years now. This short digital story captures the key learnings and experiences of the students as participants of the program. Both Sharna and Sienna played a key role in the development and delivery of their enterprise and made fabulous tour guides. This experience, as captured in the video, has really provided some integral hands on skills in starting a business from scratch and developing new skills along the way.

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Students leading the way with social enterprise image

Students at St Josephs Primary School are now hosting historic tours of their town as part of their involvement in the Social Enterprise in Schools program – this is not only providing students with a hands-on experience of running a business but helping to create responsible citizens with a greater understanding of social justice and community. In 2016 these students worked together to develop the business plan and set up a system for  trialing the idea and this year will begin hosting tours on demand from schools visiting the area. Check out these lovely snaps of the students at work.

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