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North England & Scotland Regional Finalists!

    The shortlisting results are in! Congratulations to all the teams that submitted their ideas, the competition was very tough.       Scotland Final The teams* below will be presenting their Big Ideas at the University of Glasgow on the 22nd of May: Cap Beast – Biggar High School Fintastic Fish – Shawlands […]

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Here are the West Midlands Regional Finalists!

    The shortlisting results are in! Congratulations to all the teams that submitted their ideas, the competition was very tough.     The teams* below will be presenting their Big Ideas at Wolverhampton University on the 16th of May: C Savers – Hodge Hill College DDTB – Moseley Park School Destination: Happy – Heath […]

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Announcing the South East Regional Finalists!

    The shortlisting results are in! Congratulations to all the teams that submitted their ideas, the competition was very tough.     The teams* below will be presenting their Big Ideas at the University of Portsmouth on the 24th of May: Breathe – Park Community School Cyber Help Anonymous – Cams Hill School Fish4Fun – […]

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S4TP Shortlisted for a Global Good Award!

Solutions for the Planet’s Big Ideas programme shortlisted for the Global Good Best Education Project Award! Solutions for the Planet are thrilled to announce that their Big Ideas programme has been recognised by the Global Good Awards, and we have made the shortlist in the Best Education Project category! Of course, any award nomination is […]

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Meet the Mentor! March 2018

Each month we are introducing 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 awful lot […]

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The edie SSR Conference 2018 – and ‘kyosei’

On Tuesday 27th February our West Midlands Programme Coordinator and Communications Lead, Sarah Milburn, attended the edie Smarter Sustainability Reporting Conference at the Cavendish Conference Centre in London. Edie Smarter Sustainability Reporting Conference 2018  Overall this was a really interesting day, and I am grateful I had the opportunity to attend.  I was initially there from […]

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1 month to go – regional update!

With only 28 days left to enter the Big Ideas Competition – how are the regions doing? Development sessions in North England and Scotland. All NE&S schools are now well on their way with the business plan.  Some teams have already given mock presentations to their mentors and had feedback on completed sections of the […]

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Employer engagement for Year 10s in Leeds

Ernst and Young careers event Feb 20th – Leeds City Centre On Tuesday I was invited to be a panellist on the Ernst and Young careers workshop in Leeds City Centre.  I was one of five people speaking to year 10 students from St Bede’s and St Joseph’s Catholic College (one of our partner schools) […]

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Meet the Mentor! February 2018

Each month we are introducing 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 awful lot […]

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Manchester students #ShowTheLove

On Thursday 8th February our CEO, Jen Baughan was invited to run a workshop with young people challenging them to design a campaign to combat climate change in their school. The event was organised by the Climate Coalition and the Manchester United Foundation. Over 50 students were welcomed to Old Trafford to take part in the […]

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