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Meet the Mentor! November 2017

Each month we are planning to introduce the wonderful mentors that support the Big Ideas programme, in a feature we are calling ‘Meet the Mentor’.  The programme and the students on it simply would not be the same if we didn’t have this mentor support from our business partners, and the mentors themselves get an […]

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Training Mentors in the South East Region

October saw the launch of training in South East England for our partner companies and teachers. It was also my first experience of the mentor training days as the newest member of the Solutions for the Planet team. The training takes place at our business partners’ sites across the region. The first training day took […]

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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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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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Squirreling away to save our native species

This week marks Red Squirrel Awareness Week.  The Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) has been part of the UK’s native wildlife for 10 000 years, however we have seen a serious decline in their numbers in more recent years.  It is estimated that there are now only about 140 000 Red squirrels in the UK and […]

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S4TP aims to impact a worrying trend

It is very important to us here at Solutions for the Planet that we work with schools that are local to our business partners, to ensure that the mentoring side of the programme is easily facilitated.  It is also important to us that we work with as many schools from more disadvantaged areas as possible, […]

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