Lots of people ask us how Social Enterprise Schools works.
PRIME7 News Border explains the program beautifully in this TV news story about the return of the annual Social Enterprise Schools market day and showcase on 25 November 2021.
Nationally, the Social Enterprise Schools program is delivered by Social Enterprise Academy Australia from its headquarters at Old Beechworth Gaol.
Social Enterprise Schools was developed in Scotland, and Social Enterprise Academy Australia brought the program to Australia in 2016.
Since then, more than 4,000 students from Victoria, NSW and South Australia have participated.
In the 2021 Social Enterprise Schools market day and showcase, students from these schools in North East Victoria traded to generate profits for causes they care about:
● Beechworth Primary School: selling donuts, succulents, and bag tags: profits to Beechworth CFA
● Beechworth Montessori: selling upcycled clothes: profits to National Breast Cancer Foundation | selling hot chocolate: profits to Fight Against Hunger
● St Joseph’s, Beechworth: selling candles: profits to Maya’s Respite (respite for families with serious illness)|bath art: profits to WIRES (wildlife rescue): Christmas crackers: profits to Salvation Army
● MyrtlefordP12: selling handmade, recycled timber cheese boards: profits to Save the Sea Turtles, SurfriderFoundation | selling tie-dyed clothing: profits to Fare Share (redistributes food to the needy)| selling polymer clay jewelry: profits to Ronald MacDonald House | selling hand printed wrapping paper, natural body scrubs: profits to Australian Wildlife Conservancy.
Registrations for 2002 Social Enterprise Schools are now open. Head here for details. Please get in touch if you’d like to bring Social Enterprise Schools to your community.