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Archive for October, 2017

North East Big Ideas Days launch!

In October Solutions for the Planet delivered their first Big Ideas Day of 2017 in the North-East! We visited The Oaks School in Spennymoor along with four of our newly trained mentors from partner company Mears Group. The day was a huge success as we engaged over 90 students with moderate special educational needs (SEN) […]

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Enterprise Advisor Network at Kidzania

Last Tuesday, I felt privileged to be invited to the celebration of two years of the Enterprise Advisor Network at Kidzania in London.  The Network is run by the Careers and Enterprise Company and connects schools and colleges with employers. The network is based on evidence that a young person who has four or more […]

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Last Chance to apply for Big Bang 2018

The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition aims to recognise and reward young people’s achievements in all areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and provide them with the opportunity to build their skills and confidence in project-based work. The Big Bang Competition is the UK’s premier science, technology, engineering and maths competition. […]

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Ashden LESS CO2 Programme

Solihull Council Press Release This school year (2017/18)  will mark the third  year of Solihull Council’s involvement in the Ashden LESS CO2 reduction initiative. Ashden is a national charity that champions and supports leaders in sustainable energy in the UK and developing countries. For the past year Ashden and Solihull Council have been working together […]

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Solihull Eco-Friendly Award Scheme

Solihull Council welcomed local teachers to the Sans Souci Training Centre on Wednesday 27 September to mark the launch of the Greener Solihull Schools Awards. The Greener Solihull Schools Awards aims to motivate students and staff to learn more about the environment and how to make their school more eco-friendly. Attendees learned more about what […]

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CREST Award funding opportunity for schools!

Since the start of the 2016/17 Big Ideas programme, Solutions for the Planet have been working with the British Science Association as a CREST Award delivery partner.  All the members of the school teams that participate in  Big Ideas Day, submit their completed business plan into our Big Ideas Competition by the end of March, […]

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Meet the Solutions for the Planet Board

Solutions for the Planet are delighted to announce that we have recently welcomed Simon Pringle as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of our Board.  Simon is Managing Director of Project Rome and Professor of Innovation and Sustainability at Chester University. He served on the UK and Global boards of an energy and environmental PLC and […]

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Big Ideas Day at Hodge Hill College

On Thursday 28th October, we kicked off the Solutions for the Planet Big Ideas Competition 2017/18 with our first Big Ideas Day.  It was held at Hodge Hill College, in Birmingham.  Hodge Hill College and S4TP have had a long partnership, and this is our 4th year and 5th Big Ideas Day there.  Hodge Hill College […]

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Mentor and Teacher Training Days

Teachers and mentors from our partner companies will be gathering next week to launch the Big Ideas Programmes in our West Midlands (Arcadis, Brammer, Buck & Hickman and Tarmac) and North England and Scotland (IGEM, Mears Group, SGN and Tarmac).  On the 10th October in Newcastle and 11th October in Solihull, teachers and mentors will […]

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