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Sad new from S4TP team

It is with great sadness that we must to inform you that our Chairman and dear friend Kevin Schofield passed away on the 22nd February 2017. We know that this news will come as a huge shock; particularly because many of you will have not known that Kevin was ill.  The time between his initial diagnosis of pancreatic […]

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Teachers can still be agents of change!

Here’s the final part of our three-part series with Sarah sharing her thoughts from the ‘Making the connections global to local’ conference, held at Moseley School and Sixth Form in Birmingham on Saturday 7th January 2017. “Remember those who walked this earth before you.  Tell yourself, ‘I will make my presence on this planet worthwhile’.  […]

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What should educators focus on?

Here’s part two from Sarah’s attendance at the ‘Making the connections global to local’ conference held at Moseley School and Sixth Form in Birmingham on Saturday 7th January 2017. “It’s a world in which people need to decide how to trust and collaborate across differences.” – Andreas Schleicher, OECD Education Director In the second half […]

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Big Ideas Day Showcase: Plashet School

“Last year we were in the same room as you, doing the same thing you are, trying to create all our ideas and letting our creative juices flow…” In January S4TP welcomed Plashet School back onto our South-East programme. Their Big Ideas Day was a huge success with over 200 year 9 students letting their […]

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Innovative Big Idea for Water-Saving

Winning an Innovate UK award and Ecobuild’s Big Innovation Pitch competition – organised in association with Marks & Spencer, the company behind the Waterblade water and energy-saving adapter for taps has seen recognition from several prestigious organisations and industry awards. Highlights include winning two categories at the Water Industry Achievement Awards in May 2016; Outstanding […]

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“Involve the children…We are the future.”

“Involve the children, don’t leave it to the people in authority.  We are the future.” Moseley School Students. Here is part one of a three-part series, where Sarah Milburn, our Programme Coordinator in the West Midlands, shares her thoughts following a conference at Moseley School and Sixth Form in Birmingham. On the morning of Saturday, […]

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Social Enterprise UK on 2017

Nick Temple, Deputy CEO of Social Enterprise UK the national body for social enterprise, gives us his predictions and hopes for social enterprise in 2017, and three things he thinks we will see, and three he hopes we will. Three Predictions 1) The dominant word from government and those seeking to influence them will be […]

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Sarah’s 24hr Climate-KIC Climathon

At 4pm on 27th October 2016 I was sitting in a room of strangers at iCentrum in Birmingham. We were there as part of the Climate-KIC’s Climathon, a 24-hour international global climate change challenge. The Climathon took place in 59 cities, over 6 continents, working with over 100 partners around the globe, and involving over […]

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Big Ideas Day Showcase: Corpus Christi

In November S4TP welcomed a new school as Corpus Christi Catholic College joined the Yorkshire programme. Their Big Ideas Day was a huge success with 120 year 9 students participating in an action-packed Tuesday. S4TP staff were really impressed with the students’ existing knowledge of sustainability problems and this was reflected in a lot of […]

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Tis the season to be wasteful?

For many around the world ‘tis the season to be jolly’! It’s the time of year to wrap up warmer, wrap up gifts for loved ones, and wrap up a year of hard work with roast dinners, stuffing and mince pies. All in time for new year’s resolutions to become healthier, have a more balanced […]

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