During Global Enterprise Week, schools across CET focused on Eco and Green enterprises linked to the recent COP26 conference in Glasgow.

At William Howard, the students looked at the cost of implementing net zero in Cumbrian businesses and looked at the Green Economy and jobs of the Future and at Tebay pupils in KS2 have completed the unit based around waste, completing activities 1,2 and 4 from the Cup 26 resource.

At Yewdale School their Enterprise Club have also met on a weekly basis to discuss all things ‘business’. At the start of the term the club was handed £10 and the brief was to make it grow! The club investigated different money making strategies and explored a number of ideas. Each idea was costed out by researching expenses and profit margins. After looking at all options, the club decided to sell ice-cream to the whole school. On their journey through planning, the group have had to solve problems as £10 was not enough to buy the necessary goods to provide for the whole school. The team soon realised that this would have to be completed in stages. Each subsequent stage would have to be reliant on the profit and success of the previous stage. After this plan was put in place, the club worked on creating their own brand logo and made posters to advertise their venture. Their task finishes in December and they hope to raise enough funds to have an Enterprise Club Christmas party. Any profits left over will be donated to the school’s Eco Club, who intend to improve environmental awareness in the school, local community and beyond.

Well done everyone!