We are delighted to announce that the Student Enterprise Programme will continue to be offered to schools for the academic year 20-21.
We realise that the forthcoming year will be very challenging for schools in the COVID-19 era, and we are committed to making the delivery of our Programme in schools as easy and enjoyable as possible.
Full details will be provided to schools in late August/early September by our Local SEP Co-ordinators.
Some points to note:
In the event that our Co-ordinators are unable to make in-school visits to deliver workshops to students, a virtual alternative will be offered, such as a series of video tutorials.
A special teachers’ explanatory video will be available on our website from the first week in September which will clearly outline how the Programme will work in schools for 20-21. This video will answer the most commonly asked questions from teachers and students.
We will continue to offer our core ‘mini-company programme’ as well as two optional competitions (‘My Entrepreneurial Journey’ for junior and intermediate students and ‘Creative Video Competition’ for senior students).
If County Finals and the National Final are not permitted to take place in the usual venues, then the events will be held virtually online as per the National Final 2020.
Two exciting new resources that will be available this year include:
Online Teacher Manual & Student Learning Log (replacing old student workbook & teacher handbook):
-Available for download in specific ‘Student’ and ‘Teacher’ area on SEP website.
-Accompanied by an online library of fully editable worksheets, Powerpoint presentations & templates etc…
-Fortnightly live broadcast on Facebook and Youtube at 7pm every second Monday evening.
(available on ‘playback’ on YouTube/Facebook/Website)
-Regular ‘host’ – each fortnight a different guest speaker and expert will be interviewed and students can type in questions in real time and have them answered e.g. idea generation experts, tech, agri, food, financial, online sales experts etc…
-Enterprise education expert Caroline Mc Hale will feature on each broadcast to explain how the topic covers relates to student enterprise and link back to the school curriculum.
In what is a very difficult and challenging time for all schools, the Student Enterprise Programme is committed to working closely with all schools to support the delivery of our our programme in the COVID-era.